Peter Bellefountaine, 65

Aug. 14, 1952 - March 27, 2018
Peter Bellefountaine Aug. 14, 1952-March 27, 2018

Peter John Bellefountaine, who grew up in Montauk but departed for Colorado’s mountains shortly after finishing college, died on March 27 in Denver after an illness. He was 65.

Mr. Bellefountaine’s career followed a winding path that began when he worked aboard party fishing boats out of Montauk for a year following his graduation from the State University at Brockport. Skiing was one of his biggest passions, and he moved to Colorado as soon as he could. Other interests included bicycling, hiking, and diving.

He spent 15 years in food and beverage management, overseeing restaurants in Colorado, California, Texas, and North Carolina before taking up a career in finance. His final 20 years were as a wealth adviser with United Capital in Denver, living in Littleton, Colo. 

Mr. Bellefountaine was born in Greenport on Aug. 14, 1952, to the former Marjory Joan Lind and John Francis Bellefountaine. He attended the Montauk School and graduated from East Hampton High School.

He married Elizabeth Stark on Oct. 3, 1997. She died in 2015. 

A sister, Patricia Kinney of Montauk, survives, as do his children, Joseph Stark of Littleton, and Margaret Stark of Westminster, Colo., and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. His funeral was on March 30 in Littleton.

Ms. Kinney said her brother’s main focus in life had been his wife and children.

Memorial donations have been suggested to the Boys and Girls Club of Denver, 2017 West 9th Avenue, Denver 80204.