Bruce Alan Peters
Bruce A. Peters, 66, of Eastham passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2022 while on vacation in Costa Rica.
Bruce was born in Hyannis on September 23, 1955, at Cape Cod Hospital. He graduated from Nauset Regional High School in 1973.
Bruce is survived by his loving children Aimee Whiteley (Ben) of Centerville, Taylor Peters (Kristin) of Orleans, Jeff Orcutt (Keri) and Chris Orcutt (Heather) of Cool, Calif. and grandchildren Nathan, Henry, and Ray of Centerville. Also surviving are his girlfriend Debbie Schauwecker, father Bruce C. Peters (Betty) and siblings Jeffrey Peters (Keri), Pamela Peters, Bion Peters, and Jay Schofield (Pat), his uncle, Alan L. Chace (Lenore) and aunt, Patricia Bolduc, as well as nieces, a nephew, and many cousins. He also leaves behind a loving and supportive family in his AA community, and we would be remiss without mentioning them.
Bruce was well known to others as Captain Bruce, of Capeshores Charters on the F/V “Marilyn S” located in Chatham. He was a mentor to many aspiring fishermen from across the country, that were all eager to catch a big bluefin tuna, striped bass, or sea bass.
As a fourteenth generation Cape Codder, Bruce’s lifelong passion was spending time on the waters of Cape Cod. He began his career as a mate out of Rock Harbor in Orleans, and later in life fishing professionally out of San Francisco, California aboard the F/V “Denise.” After returning to the Cape with his family, he started a charter boat business pursuing his passion as Captain of the F/V “Miss Jillian.” He was an avid deer hunter and would take yearly hunting trips to Kansas and Iowa. He was talented and resourceful both in and out of the water and enjoyed poetry, music, writing and exploring all that nature has to offer. He was a quick-witted man with many lessons to share.
Bruce was very well known for his many accomplishments, but to those who knew him, his greatest roles were that of “Dad” and “Grampy.”
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road, Eastham, MA on May 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Bruce felt most at home on the water and he will be returned to the sea in a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, 1566 Main St., Chatham MA 02633.
Bruce Alan Peters