Peter Raymond Bingley

Peter Raymond Bingley

December 23, 1928 - August 29, 2008

Peter Raymond Bingley

December 23, 1928 - August 29, 2008


Peter Raymond Bingley, 79, of Mission Viejo, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2008 with his entire family at his bedside. Born to Joseph and Mary Bingley on December 23, 1928 in Shannock, Rhode Island, he was the youngest of 7 children. His parents traveled during the mass migration to ‘America’ from Ireland and England, seeking a more prosperous life for their children. They migrated to Southern CA in the early 1940’s, where all but one took up their residence and careers, with the memories of those days in New England ever etched in their mind and souls. Peter attended Citrus College in Pomona and graduated from Redlands University as Class President and Valedictorian. He married Elizabeth Betty Harris in 1949, and together they had four children, Peter Jr, Norma, Cathy and Danny, three of whom reside in Orange County Norma passed away in 2005. He lived a full life with many accomplishments in his career which required relocation to several cities and states, always with his family in tow. His devotion to his heritage, his country and family was undying and he sought to ensure his family and extended family was kept close to his heart. He proudly served in the Navy in World War II, as did all of his brothers. We cannot put into words the love he had for his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and for his wife of almost 60 years. They together, made sure we knew where we came from, so we would understand how fortunate we are today.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty, and three of his four children, Peter Jr, Cathy and Danny, along with his sister Dorothy Dottie Powell, and his many grandchildren Michael, Cathy, Peter, Stacy, Donna, Chris, Debra, Michelle, David, Danny, Joey, Melissa and great grandchild, Hannah.

He will be missed more than there are words to express, with his legacy and memories living forever in the hearts of the remaining family members – and beyond. We love you forever and always. Your Irish eyes will always be smiling and the world will smile with you, until eternity.

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17 responses to Peter Raymond Bingley

  1. “Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time”… Pete will always live on in our hearts and memories.
    May God’s strength and blessings be with you, always.

  2. Deb says:

    Gramps, What will we do without you? Life will never be the same without my biggest cheerleader. Missing you terribly and wishing, wishing, wishing we had more time.

    All my love,

  3. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of God give you rest and comfort.

  4. Hi Pete, I know where you are now and I am happy for you. Of course the rest of us down here will miss you greatly. I”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢m glad I got to visit with you last year and I was looking forward to seeing you again this October. Darlene and I will be out there in LA for the birth of our second Granddaughter. Pete she will be your first cousin twice removed. You and my brother Charlie were about the same age so when the 7 Bingleys and the 9 Lalimes got together in Shattuck or Allston/Brighton you two would tend to hang out together. I was little and I loved both of you. I got to know you and your brothers and sisters a lot better after I was in the Air Force going back and forth across the country. I”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢ll never forget the time my bride, Darlene, and I were driving across country on our way to the Vietnam war. We stopped for the night at you and Betty”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢s lovely house in Ohio. We were driving our 66 Mustang . I was getting our bags out of the trunk and you came out and warmly greeted us saying “°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…” Come on in I”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢ve got the Half and Half ready. “°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…” We went in, had maybe more than one of those halve ale and halve beers , had a grand dinner, great family conversation, and went off to bed. Next morning when I woke up I couldn”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢t find my bags! When I asked you , you said “°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…”Where were they last?”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Â I said I remember taking them out of the car so you said “°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…”let”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢s look there”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Â . Sure enough I had left them in the street behind the trunk of the Mustang! That certainly gives substance to the old adage that the reason God created whiskey was so that the Irish wouldn”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢”žÂ¢t rule the world! But now your faith in that loving God is a source of comfort to all of us down here, because we know He welcomed you at the gate saying “°Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…”Well done my faithful servant.”°Ã¢”šÂ¬Â
    Love, your cousin Ralph

  5. Please accept our condolences on your sad loss and know that we are sharing it with you. Uncle Pete will be missed.
    Wendy and Redgie McCall

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