January 14, 1964 - May 29, 2021
DEERFIELD - Peter Richard “Pete” Crofts, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Born in New London, Connecticut on January 14, 1964, Peter was the son of the late Arthur and Priscilla (Bailey) Crofts. He was a graduate of Wheeler High School, Class of 1982. A lifelong farmer, Pete started raising his own cows while still a teenager. Since 1988, he owned and ran a dairy farm in Deerfield, NY. When not working on his own farm, he assisted other local farmers using his extraordinary range of talents as a carpenter, machinist, mechanic, and heavy-equipment operator. He also gave his time and talent to the Mobile Baptist Builders, a charitable organization whose volunteers travel across the country to assist in building, renovating or repairing churches in need. He was a devoted son to his parents, a dependable brother to his siblings, and a mentor and fun-loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Although a solitary man, his family and friends could call on him for anything and loved his dry humor. He shared a personal relationship with the Lord and served Him well in this world. Peter is survived by his sister, Heather Crofts Dowling; his brother and sister-in-law, Roger Andrew and Courtney Crofts; his two nephews and four nieces who will forever remember him; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; and his cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Penelope “Penny” Crofts. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Tucci and Davis families for their friendship at this time. The family will honor and commemorate Peter’s life at a private time and inurnment will take place in Union Cemetery in North Stonington, CT. Those wishing to express an act of kindness in Pete’s memory may make a contribution to Mobile Baptist Builders, 7268 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36695. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., Utica, NY 13501.
DEERFIELD - Peter Richard “Pete” Crofts, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Born in New London, Connecticut on January 14, 1964, Peter was the son of the late Arthur and Priscilla (Bailey) Crofts. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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