Peter J Hartman
Hartman’s Herb Farm
Peter J Hartman age 67, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 20 surrounded by family after a battle with bladder cancer. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Lynn (Johnson) Hartman, 3 children- Sunday Marro of Yorktown, VA, Ross Hartman of Belchertown, MA and Carissa Hartman-Wozniak & her husband Todd of Barre, MA. He leaves 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was born in Oxford the son of the late Peter Hartman and Anna (Borowick) Curtis. He was predeceased by his Stepfather, Wilfred Curtis. Peter was a graduate of Oxford High, Class of 1969 and a 1971 graduate of Worcester Industrial Technical Institute in welding. He worked for Norton Company, Schmidt Equipment and Charles G Allen Company before leaving his job to work with his wife on the family farm for the past 30 years. Together they grew herbs, vegetables, dried flowers and showcased their work at flower shows in Worcester & Boston. Peter could always be found outside watering in the greenhouses, transplanting or on the tractor tilling the fields. In 1990 after a house fire they rebuilt the farm and added a Bed & Breakfast where Peter was the breakfast cook. Later a function room was added for weddings and groups. He enjoyed waiting on customers at the farm in Barre as well as at the Canal District Farmers Market and Lynn’s family farm- Kenny J Farm in Oxford, MA where the road side stand still operates. He was a lifetime Red Sox fan. He loved all genres of music and was a wonderful singer and musician. He shared his talents, love of music, hard work ethic and humor with his family. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1pm-5pm at Hartman’s Herb Farm. Peter wanted to extend his sincere gratitude to his friends and neighbors for all of their kindness. He lived a Wonderful Life! The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.
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