Peter Ross – Cumberland

Peter Ross – Cumberland

Peter Ross, 73, of Cumberland, R.I., formerly of Brookline, Mass., and Belmont, Mass., passed away March 25.

He was for nearly 20 years a well-known voice to Boston as an announcer for classical radio station WCRB. He began his second career working with Fidelity Investments in 1995, where he remained until his retirement in 2015.

Through it all, he was a dedicated musician, staying deeply enmeshed in Boston’s classical and amateur music communities after leaving the air and serving as concert announcer for several community bands and at the annual Boston Festival of Bands held each June at Faneuil Hall. He was particularly involved with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, where he performed as the voice and concert announcer for more than 20 years and also served as a member of the ensemble’s board.

He was a 1963 graduate of Brookline High School and a 1968 graduate of Boston University.

He is survived by his brother; his wife, Marilyn; and his daughter, Katherine, son-in-law, Matthew, and beloved grandchildren Miranda and Ethan, to whom he was utterly devoted and by whom he was utterly smitten.

A memorial reception will be held later in April. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, or any local music education program or initiative in your community that serves to teach and inspire the next generation of musicians.

Arrangements are under the direction of the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864. For the online guestbook, visit jjduffyfuneralhome.com .