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Peter MacDougall

September 22, 1937 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 84)


Peter MacDougall, 84, most recently of Providence, RI, died on October 27, 2021, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence.

Peter was a retired partner at Ropes and Gray law firm in Boston, MA. Born in Boston, he was the son of Dr. Duncan and Hildegard MacDougall. After growing up in Los Alamos, NM, Peter left for Harvard College (Class of 1958), and went on to Harvard Law School, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Law Review and graduated in 1963. He was awarded a Harvard Sheldon Fellowship that enabled him to travel the world in 1963-1964. He then joined Ropes and Gray, where he specialized in business and corporate law with a focus on mutual funds and investment management, including a number of years as the head of the mutual fund group.

After retiring in 1997, Peter split his time between homes in Westport, MA and Key West, FL, and traveled extensively abroad with friends and family. He also enjoyed concerts and operas, fine food and wine, gardening, reading, and the New York Times crossword puzzle. In 2019, he moved to Laurelmead in Providence. He will be deeply missed by dear friends and loving family.





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