Peter Bonneau Hallock passed away peacefully recently in St. Petersburg, FL.
Born on June 29, 1934, Peter grew up on Long Island, New York. He attended Cornell University and NYU, married and had a successful career in human resources and executive search. His life took him to Berwyn, PA; Corinth, MS; Pelham, NY; and Fairfield County, CT.
He was an avid reader, articulate on a wide range of subjects and warm to all who knew him. Friends from across the years and country shared the sentiment, calling him: “the most thoughtful person I ever knew”; “always there with a smile”; “made me feel like the most important person in the room” and “was there for me in hard times”. He was a devoted father, taking the family on his two-week company vacations on trips to Colorado, Maine, Florida and many points in between. A lifelong baseball fan of the NY Giants and then the Mets, he said Willie Mays was the greatest player he ever saw. He loved his family, country and a good time, in that order.
A direct descendant of the original Peter Hallock, who is considered the first New World settler on Long Island (1630), he was the second son of Orrin Stoddard Hallock and Bernice Bonneau. Peter’s older brother Orrin predeceased him; his younger sister Susan Swezey lives in Moorestown, NJ with her husband Gordon. His cousin Larry Stirling, who was like a brother to him, lives in Monroe, NJ with his wife Lucille. Peter is survived by Suzanne (Mimi) Hallock and their four children: Steven and his fiancé Laura Domanski and his son Ryan and daughter Caroleena; Matthew and his wife Gina and sons Christopher and Justin; Thomas and his wife Julie Armstrong and son Zack; and Elizabeth and her husband David Wishner and sons Jensen and Jasper. Mimi, Steven, Tom, Elizabeth and families live in St. Pete; Matthew and family reside in Fairfield, CT.
Always fond of the ocean, Peter’s ashes will be scattered in the waters off Long Island, New York on Saturday, May 6. Friends may contact the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home in Fairfield, CT for service details. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so can make a donation to the charity of their choice or the Suncoast Scholarship Fund, c/o Westminster Suncoast, 1095 Pinellas Point Dr. S., St. Petersburg FL 33705. The scholarship helps underwrite education for the staff at Suncoast, who was very caring for him in his final days.