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August 27, 2014
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A new muse


In my last column, I made a promise hastened by the shock of the sudden death of Peter English at age 48. In the month that has ensued I realized it was best to leave his family in peace to work out their enormous grief. Peter was well-loved by Cathy Maguire and their children Liam and Oona and by a large family. He was liked by everyone, it seems, and especially by those who did business with him, which included most of the artists in the river valley. Peter’s last profession was as a framer of fine art. He was self-taught and had an artist’s eye, evidenced by the handsome house he left his family. His death was sudden, but his life was full of purpose and love—a good road map for the rest of us.