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“Quite by accident, I saw Peter's name in the Winter "Notre Dame Magazine". Peter and I were classmates in the M.A. program in Theology at Notre Dame...Read More »
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“Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the family find some comfort from the God of all comfort. Isa.61:1,2 ”
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“Peter was a good friend and an inspiring supporter of our church and its mission in and for the human family. I benefited from his friendship and his...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: David O'Brien - Worcester, MA

“Professor Beisheim was a wonderful teacher and mentor. Please accept my sincere sympathy.Nancy Stack Savoie class of 1977 ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Savoie - Miami, FL

“Peter was the most dynamic and inspiring professor I ever had at Stonehill. He challenged me and was the person who helped me get involved with the...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Victor Ortiz - BROCKTON, MA

“I had Dr. Beishiem for courses at Stonehill, late 70's. Especially "Death and Dying" Never will forget him. what a wonderful teacher and man. ...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Marie,I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace surrounded by your loved ones.Aline ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Aline Sammut - Newton, MA

“RIP Professor, happy to have known you. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Rose Litwinczuk - MA

“Peter was truly an exceptional man. I always enjoyed talking with him about anything. He will be sorely missed. Betty, I'm so, so sorry that you are...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Gastonguay - Manwfield, MA

“He was my academic advisor and one of my favorite professors in the religious studies department at Stonehill. Such an intelligent, passionate,...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Jacqueline Lavin - Lynn, MA

“A man of quiet and passionate character: sensitive, thoughtful, and generous; he stood for justice, created an ecumenical spirit of true...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Craig Higgins - Germantown, MD

“My deepest sympathy Betty and family....He was the sweetest and nicest man....God bless ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Pellegrini - Whitman, MA

“I took Prof. Beisheim's "Death and Dying" course in the early 1970s. It may sound strange --- given the name and the subject matter --- but it was...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Pawlak-Seaman - MA

“My condolences to the family. Even though, sadly, I never got to speak to Peter (or Tom Clarke, Mr. Curran, Fr. Hurley, etc.) again after leaving...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Arthur Eddy - Shirley, MA

“I am grateful to have the blessing of being one of Professor Beisheim's students. He was my adviser as I combined a Religious Studies degree with...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: StephanieAnne Thompson, Class of 1993 - PA

“I am so sorry to learn of Professor Beisheim's passing. He was one of the best and one of my favorite instructors at Stonehill. I remember him with...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Martin - Milton, MA

“Pete Beishem was a wonderful teacher, a resource for religious questioning, and made himself available to students on campus in many areas. I was a...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Katie Dougherty - Rockland, MA

“Rest in Peace, Detore; now you know the answers to all questions Eternal. Thank You... ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Dick B - Brockton, MA

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Prof. Beisheim. I was a student in his "Death and Dying" course at Stonehill College. He was a very thought...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Bingham - Raynham, MA

“Such a nice man and teacher when I attended Stonehill, 70s to 80s. May his memory be eternal. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Margaret Geanakakis - Student

“Professor Beisheim was my professor during the joyful, tumultuous early 70s (71 - 75). We didn't know then that his thoughtful, inspiring course on...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Tricia Fagan - West Windsor, NJ

“Sorry for the family loss.may the family keep the wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together close to the family the...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the wonderful memories of your loved one continue to provide your family a...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences to Bette and family. He was a remarkable man and will be missed. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Garry Sykora - Walnut Grove, MN

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EASTON-----Peter H. Beisheim Ph.D., 77, a resident of Easton for the past 48 years, passed away peacefully under the care of his family on Friday, September 28, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Heffernan) Beisheim for 52 years.

Born in Boston, a son of the late Henry E. and Helen M. (Roberts) Beisheim, he was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. Peter began his college studies at St. John's Seminary in Brighton where he received a Bachelor's degree while studying to be a priest.

He furthered his education at Boston State College earning a Master's Degree in Education and after he was accepted to Notre Dame University where he earned a Master's Degree in Theology. He completed his education at Fordham University in New York earning his Ph.D. in Theology.

A faculty member of Stonehill College since 1968, Peter worked as a Professor of Religious Studies and was the former Director of the College's Institute for Justice and Peace from 1979-2005. Peter was an active member of the College Theology Society and serves on the Justice and Peace Advisory Committee of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

In his early years of teaching he taught courses on Death, Dying and Bereavement leading to his involvement in Hospice and co-founding Old Colony Hospice which serves various communities on the South Shore.

His hobbies include kayaking, reading and traveling.

In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by his children, Katherine Beisheim of Mashpee and Paula Beisheim of Bridgewater; his siblings, Catherine Beisheim of Everett and Marie Sherman of Malden; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Stephen Beisheim and brother of the late Robert Beisheim.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in Peter's memory may be sent to the Stephen Beisheim Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Stonehill College 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA. 02356 or to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA. 02356 For directions or condolences visit