HARPSWELL — Peter E. Groves, 49, died Wednesday, Nov. 3 at a Portland hospital after a long illness.

On Sept. 28, 1961, he was born in Brunswick, a son of Jeanette E. Morgan Weed and Earl H. Groves.

He attended the Harpswell Island School and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in 1979.

After high school, he began working in the automotive industry until he started his own business in 1984.

He loved cars, and especially enjoyed attending car shows and working on his ’66 Chevelle.

His greatest passion was spending time with family and friends.

Always quick with a smile, he will be remembered for his generosity, kindness and politeness.

His stepfather, Donald B. Weed predeceased him.

Surviving are his mother, Jeanette Weed of Harpswell; his brother, Jimmy Groves of Harpswell, and his sister, Felicia “Lisa” Beardsley and her husband Bob of Bowdoin; four nephews; many dear friends; and his dog Katie.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

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