Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

Peter A. Del Sette, Jr. Memorial Fund

Peter A. Del Sette, Jr., 56, died September 12, 2020, unexpectedly from injuries sustained from a bicycle accident. He was the loving partner of Louise Waitkus. Born in Winthrop to Peter A. Sr. and Mary (Sarro) Del Sette, he was a graduate of Salem State College, class of 1989.

Peter was an Operations Manager and Senior Project Manager at Axiom Partners Environmental Engineers for twenty years.

He loved riding his bicycle, especially for charity events, and hiking in the woods with his beloved dog Scarlett and spending time with family and friends. Peter was always up for a good political discussion or debate. He was proudly known as “Grumpy” to his two grandchildren.

This fund is established by Peter's loved ones to support advocacy for safer roadways, in the hope that no others need to suffer through the grief and terror that we have.

Peter is survived by a brother Marc Del Sette and his partner Deborah of CO; two sisters, Elena Chando and her husband Steve of VA, Lynore Del Sette of Whitman; his step-daughter Jennifer Waitkus and her children Fisher and Ella of Gloucester; Katie Lingren and her wife Polly and their daughter Olivia of Edgartown; Robert Lingren and his wife Betsy and their children, Robert, Thomas and Samantha of Beverly. He was predeceased by his sister Denise Marie Del Sette.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021 a ghost bike memorial ceremony was held in honor of Peter's life and influence. Family, friends, and neighbors came together to share stories about Peter and a ghost bike memorial was installed. You can watch the ceremony in the video below.


Thank you for your contribution to the Peter Del Sette Memorial Fund to help create a safer world in Peter's memory.

Checks made payable to MassBike with "Peter Del Sette, Jr" in the memo can also be sent to: MassBike, 50 Milk Street 16th floor, Boston MA 02109



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