FATHER FOR ALL AGES
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This family photo includes Peter as a grown man on the beach with his wife Michelle, and their boys Jack and Griffin.Credit ContributedbyChrisCoppolaandMatthewL.Strekel
A memorial scholarship at Xavier High School is being established in honor of Peter Gelinas, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Here's how you can contribute ...
From Chris Coppola: "I wanted to share a picture of me and Peter from 1981!! In the photo are Rob Miller, my brother Damon, Peter, and me, at Our Lady of Mercy Country Day School in Medison Connecticut, hanging out before school on a late spring day." Credit Chris Coppola
From Chris Coppola: "Our 7th grade class! What awesome times. This was Ms. Bouvais' class, characterized by some amazing literature discussions and wild "Field Day" activities." Peter is in the second row, third from the left. Credit Chris Coppola
Hi, friends. I came across this tonight: it is a short message I recorded on 11 SEP five years ago. As I watched it I realized what a relief it is that our troops are home from Iraq, and how hopeful it is that they will be coming home from Afghanistan too. I also thought that it was a comfort that the communication on this site has given me a chance to share my memories of Peter and to hear from others who felt the same way about him. Take care, and thank you for spreading the news about our efforts for this scholarship! -CC
I want to share this photo: it is a plaque at Villanova, Peter's alma mater, where his classmates have dedicated a basketball and fitness center in his name. It is no surprise that Peter's memory has inspired this.
Thanks to Size for this great photo! It is the ray of light at the end of our tunnel. Thanks to a classmate's generous donation, we are now only $9000 from goal! Let's keep up the momentum, we are almost there! Take care, Chris
Peter Gelinas Memorial Scholarship
The Xavier High School community and Madison, CT suffered a painful and shocking loss in the death of Peter Gelinas during the attacks of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Peter's death was both sudden and senseless. In the wake of 9/11, Peter, like many who perished, left behind a loving spouse, and two young sons.
Peter represented all the best characteristics in a young man. He was an enthusiastic, proactive, and positive member of his community. He always included others in the fun, and he stuck up for the most vulnerable members of our community who needed help.
We remember him from our shared time at Xavier High School as a friend and teammate, an exemplary scholar-athlete who shined as the captain of the football team. Peter went on to higher education at Villanova and success in the Manhattan firm Cantor & Fitzgerald.
If anyone has questions about the scholarship, they can contact me, Chris Coppola, at (570)380-3686 or firstname.lastname@example.org , and Matt Strekel '99, Director of Advancement at Xavier High School at (860) 347-6079 or
We also ask for help spreading the word by 'liking' our Facebook cause page: https://www.facebook.com/GelinasScholarship .
Peter is an important facet of the Xavier community and he has even deeper roots in his hometown Madison where many friends remember him with fondness. Contributions are tax-deductible and we need all the help we can get to succeed!https://www.facebook.com/GelinasScholarship