Peter M. Sughrue Sr. of Bridgehampton Dies May 22 - 27 East

Peter M. Sughrue Sr. of Bridgehampton Dies May 22

icon 1 Photo
Peter M. Sughrue Sr.

Peter M. Sughrue Sr.

authorStaff Writer on May 29, 2023

Peter M. Sughrue, Sr., of Bridgehampton, N.Y., died Tuesday in New York City, from complications following heart surgery. He was 80 years old. Peter was born in Milton, MA, in May 1943. He attended B.C. High and College of the Holy Cross, and earned his MBA from Columbia University Business School in 1967. After graduation, Peter embarked on a career in the municipal bond business, spanning 40 years. Most notably, he was Head of Municipal Bond Trading, and later ran the Municipal Bond Department, at Citibank. His career also included stops at Salomon Brothers, Weeden & Co., E.F. Hutton, and Prager & Co., and he made many friends along the way. He enjoyed the energy, camaraderie, and friendly competition of bond trading.

Peter and his wife, Janet, raised their two sons in New York City, and were enthusiastic members of their communities, as parents at St. David’s School and as parishioners of St. Ignatius Loyola. Peter was an active member of the Bridgehampton Club, serving in myriad roles through the years, and as its President from 2013-2015. He loved watching his boys compete in tennis and golf tournaments, and could often be found on the courtside steps at Bridgehampton Club, or peering through binoculars from above the 9th green at Shinnecock, tracking a match.

After retiring to his home in Bridgehampton, Peter immersed himself in the community there, volunteering in various capacities at the Bridgehampton Library, the Book Bay, the Good Shepherd community garden, and as a member of the Pastoral Council at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary church. Until recently, he served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Bridgehampton Museum, a role he embraced with great enthusiasm.

When not busy with his many activities, Peter could often be found at the beach with the Sunday crossword, tending to his garden, or spending time with his beloved grandchildren. An avid bird enthusiast, Peter reveled in a rare bald eagle sighting, or studying a family of Ospreys in their nest. He was also a die-hard New England sports fan, unwavering in his devotion to the Sox, Pats, and Celts. Finally, Peter loved to play cards – a dangerous opponent at any poker table, Peter also enjoyed bridge in his later years.

Peter was predeceased by his wife, Janet Halsey Sughrue. He is survived by son Peter Sughrue Jr, of New York City, his wife Vanessa, and their children Luke and India; son, Justin Sughrue, of New York City, his wife Samantha, and their children Meryl and John. Peter is also survived by his twin brother, Reverend Father Paul Sughrue of Lexington, MA, and his sister Virginia Crowley of Kennebunkport, ME.

You May Also Like:

Ettore Joseph Troiani of East Quogue Dies October 23

Ettore Joseph Troiani of East Quogue died on October 23. He was 86. He was ... 18 Jul 2024 by Staff Writer

Southampton DWI Arrests for the Week of July 18

Roberto Marquez, 44, of Brooklyn was arrested by Southampton Village Police and charged with misdemeanor DWI after he was pulled over for a traffic violation on Dale Street shortly before midnight on July 12 and was determined by the officer to be in an intoxicated condition. Pablo A. Tipaz-Chitic, 27, of Westhampton Beach was arrested by Westhampton Beach Village Police on July 13 at 7:32 a.m. and charged with DWI. Tipaz-Chitic was arrested in the parking lot at 62 Oak Street, where he was stopped in the center of the lot, outside of the parking stalls, and was found passed ... by Staff Writer

Southampton Police Reports for the Week of July 18

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Somebody struck and damaged a car belonging to one of the employees of the Southampton Stop & Shop grocery store and drove off without leaving a note. The employee called Village Police and reported the incident, which was determined to be more than $1,000 in damage, on July 11. Police said there was no video surveillance of the parking lot. SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police officers went to Little Plains Beach at about 1:15 p.m. on July 12 in response to a report of public lewdness. The officers found two people who had been the subject of ... by Staff Writer

Surfers Enjoy 26th Annual Rell Sunn Surf Contest and Benefit

The 26th annual Rell Sunn Surf Contest and Benefit, originally scheduled for Saturday but postponed ... 17 Jul 2024 by Drew Budd

Close to Home

This is an editorial, but the Editorial Board has given me the chance to write a personal message, one that we all endorse but filtered through my personal experience. You see, Butler, Pennsylvania, is my hometown — near enough, at least, that my high school years were spent in a house just 10 miles from the Big Butler Fairgrounds, where I attended the annual fair there, and the frequent Jaycees’ haunted houses around Halloween, which I once believed were the most terrifying thing that could be experienced on that site. I had a couple of old friends in that crowd ... by Joseph P. Shaw

Riverhead Threatens Lawsuit Over Riverside Sewage Treatment Plans

The Riverhead Town Board has authorized its attorney’s office to sue to stop Southampton Town’s plans for a sewage treatment plant in Riverside. Riverhead Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard said that his town has been unable to come to agreement with Southampton about logistics of the plant and the impacts the future development it is meant to support could have on Riverhead. “We were hoping we wouldn’t have to do this,” he said last week. “We have spoken to them numerous times, and they have not been willing to change their plans.” He would not be specific about the legal objections ... by Michael Wright

Southampton Town Marks Millions in Housing Money for Tuckahoe and Sag Harbor Properties, Down Payments and Accessory Apartments

Southampton Town is poised to purchase two residential lots in Tuckahoe that could finally bring ... by Michael Wright

Second Big Beach Nourishment on Tap From Flying Point East

Consultants for oceanfront property owners in Sagaponack, Bridgehampton and Water Mill this week unveiled plans ... by Michael Wright

Shinnecock To Host Health Expo on Saturday

For generations, Indigenous people have relied on the medicine wheel when it comes to living ... by Cailin Riley

Southampton Town Highway Crews Pause, Then Return to Traffic Management Posts

Southampton Town Highway Department staff were set to resume enforcement of a daily rush hour ... by Michael Wright