In Memoriam: Peter J. Ambrose

Peter J. Ambrose ’88, of Brunswick, Maine, died at home on October 16, 2014.  Peter grew up in Brunswick and later attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. A talented hockey player, Peter was an integral part of the fabled 1984 St. Paul’s hockey team that went undefeated.

At Dartmouth, he played junior varsity hockey and majored in Government. Peter was named a Hansard Scholar and had the distinction of interning with a British Member of Parliament known, both to his constituents and detractors alike, as the “Lout from Lambeth.”

Peter was a laconic Mainer with an easy smile, a good-natured amiability, and a booming laugh.  He could often be seen around campus engaging in one of his favorite pastimes, early morning free-range bocce, often culminating on the president’s lawn.  As a member of Bones Gate, “Brose” served as social chair and pledge trainer, and did much to uphold the Bones Gate motto:  “This Gate hangs high, and hinders none, refresh, enjoy, and travel on.”

An avid outdoorsman, Peter became a whitewater rafting guide and bungee jumping instructor after graduating from Dartmouth. In his later years, he worked as a business manager for many Brunswick enterprises. Peter was devoted to his family, for whom his love was in many ways a  reflection of Peter himself – strong and true.  He will be sorely missed by his family, his many friends, and his fraternity brothers.  All those who knew Peter are requested to make a final toast to his memory.

Memorial contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the Midcoast Youth Hockey Association, P.O. Box 1019, Brunswick, ME 04011.

(Remembrance by  Dave McCusker, Kevin Quirk, Matt Woodward, Rich Yellen, and Dave Foulke ‘89)