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Peter Senne

Senne, Peter Edgar Of Wayland, Massachusetts, 69 years of age, Christmas morning December 25th, 2014. He was born June 6th, 1945, in Mineola, New York, attended the Greenvale School, and was a proud alumnus of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. He went on to graduate from Boston University (68) and then to earn his Masters degree in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business (70). With an altruistic belief in en- trepreneurship, Peter spent the next 44 years working in a range of industries and capacities in and around Greater Boston. He believed that in both business and family life, the people around him deserved every opportunity to grow and support themselves, and for many, that is Peters legacy. Peter was a generous and loving spirit. He spent many years escaping on weekends and summer months to his beloved Cape House on Bassetts Island in Bourne, Massachusetts. There, he shared his love of sailing, swimming in the open ocean, raking leaves, building tree houses, and so much more with his children, family, and many friends. Peter often recalled days on the island with all of his children as some of his happiest memories. Peters professional endeavors included impressive forays into elementary education as Founder & President of the Preschool Operations Corporation, New York, New York (1991), business brokerage as Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of VR Business Brokers, Inc. (1978-1983), consumer appliances as Executive Vice President & Director of Viking Products, Cold Spring Harbor, New York (1983-1987), financial services in healthcare as President of ISO, Inc., Wayland, Massachusetts (1986-1992) and most notably regulatory compliance and accreditation in healthcare as President and Chairman of the Board of Total Compliance Solutions, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts (1992 until retirement in August 2013). Additionally, Peter served as Editor of the Journal of Healthcare Safety Compliance and Infection Control, the definitive publication in the field, from 1996-1999. Throughout much of his career, Peter served in varying Directorships and advisory board positions including Ideasphere Inc. and 39 Advisors Group, Inc. In these roles, Peter showed his commitment to the advancement of small businesses, and connecting entrepreneurs with the venture capital and experience they need to realize their visions. This account barely scratches the surface of a life of selfless and tireless work. In the tradition of Peters father, he will be buried with his phone in hopes that his wisdom may still flow. Peter is survived by his devoted wife Kathryn (Wall) Senn also of Wayland, Massachusetts, by his four adoring children William P. Senne (Cambridge, MA), Holly M. Senne (Cambridge, MA), Peter E. Senne Jr. (Cambridge, MA), Berin P. Senne (Washington, DC) and his lovely stepdaughter Lauren Goshinski (Pittsburgh, PA). Peter is also survived by his sister Sandra Martin of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Peters family warmly invites friends and colleagues to honor his life on Saturday, January 3, 2015. A memorial service will be held at Duckett Funeral Home, of J.S. Waterman & Sons, 656 Boston Post Road, RT 20, Sudbury, MA, from 12-3 PM with speakers at 2 PM. A private burial will lay Peter to rest next to his mother and father, the late Dorothy (Kloberg) Senne and Edgar Peter Senne in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peters memory may be made to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Development Office, 1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138 and/or Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1300, Boston, Massachusetts 02114. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit

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