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Peter T. Choras, MD, 85, of Weston, Massachusetts, died peacefully and comfortably on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after a period of declining health.
Choras was born in Thebes, Greece, on January 27, 1934. He spent his formative years in Greece before moving to Canada and then the United States.
Following his psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he met his wife, Jane, Choras returned to McLean in 1974, where he worked for the next 45 years as a psychiatrist. He held a variety of clinical positions at McLean, including associate director of Partial Hospitalization Services, clinical director of Community Residential & Treatment Services, and clinical director of the Center of Excellence in Psychotic Disorders. During his final years at McLean he was a valued staff member at The Pavilion.
Choras enjoyed antiquing, especially collecting rare books and medical antiques. He also enjoyed all of the New England sports teams and the Canadian hockey teams.
He is survived by his children, girlfriend, many nieces and nephews, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
The Choras family understands the central role that McLean Hospital played in his life, as he often spoke fondly of his many friends and colleagues. The family has invited the McLean community to attend services for Choras at Saint Demetrios Church at 57 Brown Street in Weston on Saturday, August 10.
There will be a short wake from 9:30am to 10:15am for visitation, then a service from 10:30am to 11:30am.
A processional will follow to Linwood Cemetery in Weston, where there will be a short graveside service.
Afterwards all are invited to a luncheon reception at the Boston Newton Marriott Hotel, at 2345 Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, from noon to 3pm.