Peter F. Ylonen, 80 of Arundel, passed away March 19, 2023 at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough with his daughter by his side.
He was born January 28, 1943 in Beverly, MA, the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Smith) Ylonen and attended schools there.
Peter and his family lived between Massachusetts, Florida and Virginia, eventually settling in Maine in 1971. He enjoyed being a lobsterman, even when it meant diving for lobsters to pick them off the ocean floor. With several professions in his life, among them were owning his own roofing company, driving school bus, Saco sewer district, truck driver for a few local companies and delivery driver for C.N. Brown for the last 19 years. He liked to stay busy; for many years he walked back bay in Portland every day and enjoyed walking the beaches in Wells/Kennebunk. Peter especially enjoyed a good treasure hunt. He ventured to all the local thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets searching for a good bargain. Peter loved his large family and spending time with them especially at Dunns camp in Oxford, ME.
Surviving are his 5 children, Richard Ylonen and wife Lisa of Waterboro, Nora Ylonen of Acton, Thomas Ylonen of Florida, Robert Ylonen and wife Christine of Arundel, James Ylonen of Oxford; 17 grandchildren, Sarah, Susan, Sharon, Jesse, Rachel, Steven, Hannah Tom, Kayla, Dorothy, Kastara, Robert Jr., Heather, Jamie, Tina Marie, Daniel, Isaiah, and Isabelle as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
At Peter’s request, there will be no services. Instead, he will be brought out to sea, where he loved so much. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME. Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com
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