Truro Town Administrator dies unexpectedly

Rex Peterson dies Wednesday while on vacation in Florida

Rex Peterson, Truro Town Administrator has died. The top notification block on the town's website simply reads: "The passing of Rex Peterson, Town Administrator" with a link to a brief statement.

According to Assistant Town Administrator/Planner Charleen Greenhalgh, Mr. Peterson died Wednesday morning while on vacation with his partner in Florida.

His passing was sudden and unexpected, according to Ms. Greenhalgh, who in an email said, "We are devastated by the news and deeply saddened with his passing. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his partner and his family."

According to a January story in the Provincetown Banner, Mr. Peterson told Truro selectmen he would be retiring from his position in June.

In a long municipal career, Mr. Peterson worked as the Wellfleet Assistant Town Administrator of a decade before moving to take the top spot in Truro in 2011. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on