Peter C. Mueller, 51, of Danbury, Conn., formerly of Ossining, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Dec. 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Hunt Mueller and the devoted son of Fritz and Margaret Muller.
Peter graduated from Ossining High School and from Pace University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance. In the past, he worked at Harris Publishing, Reader's Digest, Grolier, and Scholastic. At the time of his death, he was employed in financial analysis and business planning at Survey Sampling Inc. in Shelton.
Peter is also survived by his loving sisters, Eva Jensen and her husband Robert; and Irene Gagliardo and her husband, Charles; his nephews and niece, Eric Jensen, Peter Gagliardo and Christina Gagliardo, as well as his father-in-law, John Hunt, and sisters-in-law, Eileen Hunt DuBois, and Jeannine Hunt Dickholtz and her husband, Andrew, and their daughter, Fiona.
Family came first for Peter, and he particularly enjoyed hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas gatherings for them with his wife at their home. His dog Daisy was always by his side. Peter was known for his wide-ranging knowledge on many practical matters, but particularly for his kindness and wit.
He enjoyed accompanying his wife to area restaurants, helpfully sharing opinions on his menu selections for her reviews. People sought his opinion on DIY projects, techniques, and the appropriate tools for the job at hand. Computer technology was another interest of his. Peter loved fire trucks and attending the annual fire parades in Ossining. He enjoyed hikes with his wife and dog, summer vacations in Maine, and evenings at home in front of the fireplace.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Conn. The funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Contributions in Peter's memory may be made to King St. Volunteer Fire Dept., 171 South King St., Danbury, CT 06811-9945 or Danbury Animal Welfare Shelter, 147 Grassy Plain Street Bethel, CT 06801.