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Peter Joseph Turre

April 11, 1957 — November 28, 2022

Peter Joseph Turre passed away peacefully on November 28, 2022.
A New Orleans resident for 25 years, he was born in Oakland, CA to James and Carmen Turre on April 11, 1957. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (Lafayette/Moraga) and attended Campolindo High School and the University of CA, Berkeley. As a professional musician, he traveled the world as the drummer for the Ray Charles Orchestra for over 20 years. He played his drums on large stages in front of huge crowds, in small theaters, in tiny jazz clubs and as a trio with Ray Charles and symphony orchestras in historic halls. Peter loved it all and he overflowed with talent, wit, charm and a heart as warm as the sun. In recent years he thoroughly enjoyed working as a member of the Commander’s Palace Restaurant team. He always loved being surrounded by great people, delicious food and our wonderful New Orleans culture. Father, James B. Turre; Paternal Grandparents, Ernest J. and Anita B. Turre; Maternal Grandparents, Arthur A. and Maria S. Johnson all preceded Peter in death.
Peter will be sorely missed by his beloved wife, Phyllis Turre, and by his adored daughter, Chelsea (Joshua) Evans, and cherished grandchildren, Anabelle, Brady, Henley and Levi.
Also he is survived by his loving Mother, Carmen J. Turre and by brothers, Michael J. Turre, Stephen (Pamela) Turre; sisters, Suzanne Cory and Michele Turre.
He will be missed by his nieces, Maya Turre, Andromeda (Lars) Klein, Rosario Friedman and Sara Cory; nephews, Orion Turre, Alexander Friedman, David Cory and Vanderbilt Klein. Especially missing Peter will be close cousin, Cathy (John) Chaloner and family. Many other family members will cherish his memory.
Peter leaves so much love and so many memories with his enormous number of close friends all over the world. He never met a stranger and never forgot a friend.
A celebration of his short but well lived life will be held in late Spring. Details provided near that time. MOTHE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family during this difficult time. Family and friends may offer condolences at mothefunerals.com
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