Peter E. Brackett

Published 11:30 am Monday, August 14, 2023

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WINDSOR – Peter E. Brackett, 81, a Vietnam War Veteran, a lifelong bachelor and longtime resident of Windsor, was born Jan. 13, 1942, in Rumford, Maine to Sherman and Alice Brackett. He grew up in Stratton and Strong, Maine where he graduated from Strong High School in 1962. Peter joined the U.S. Army in 1963 and served his country honorably. Peter passed peacefully on Aug. 13, after a long illness – another victim of Agent Orange.

Peter E. Brackett

Peter served a 13 month combat tour, in country, during the Vietnam War from Sept. 1966 to Oct. 1967, earning the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Upon leaving the Army in 1968, he worked in various shipyards in the Norfolk, Newport News and Portsmouth areas of Virginia as a mechanic, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars for over 30 years. His main hobby was motorcycle riding.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, Sherman and Alice; one sister, Vivian Flanders and one brother, Daniel Brackett. He is survived by two sisters, D. Cecile Newell and Bettina Sirois of Charles City, Virginia and two brothers, Vincent G. Brackett and his wife, Shirley of Charles City, Lynn Brackett and his wife, Elizabeth of Lady Lake, Florida and one stepbrother, David Cook of Livermore, Maine and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will hold a private interment service at the Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at a later date, with full military honors.