Peter was born to Frank and Carolyn (Rondeau) Frenquelli on August 28, 1969 in Cambridge, Mass. and lived most of his youth in Port Charlotte, Florida graduating in 1990 from the University of South Florida with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a Minor in International Studies. He moved to the Washington D.C. metro area to serve initially as an intern in the office of Florida Senator Bob Graham, and began career work as a legislative analyst/ Capitol Hill lobbyist for the Motorcycle Industry Council trade association, as an employee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and TSA contractor, and often volunteered for Republican political campaigns. Attending night school at the Catholic University of America to complement his government relations professional work and political activities, Peter graduated from the Columbus School of Law with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 2000.
He was active in his earlier years in Virginia at McLean Bible Chapel in their Frontline ministry and later attended Capitol Baptist Church in Annandale where he became the Associate Director of the “Losing to Live” Health & Wellness 10 week program that was developed and nationally marketed by his Pastor Steve Reynolds.
Peter greatly enjoyed working in that Christian Ministry program for several years until this past August 2016 when he required an emergency hospitalization and subsequent long term care with dialysis at Dulles Health and Rehab in Herndon, Virginia. He suddenly and unexpectedly became very ill on March 29, 2017 and was transferred to Reston Hospital where he went home to be with the Lord on March 31 with his father Frank, Pastor Reynolds, and friends from Capitol Baptist at his side.
Peter’s hobby that he pursued with great passion and joy over the years involved owning/ displaying at weekend car shows such classics as a Corvette, Ford Mustang, and a Chevy Monte Carlo, restoring a “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger, attending/ following NASCAR racing, and even working as a car salesman for two auto dealerships.
Peter is survived by his retired Defense Contractor father, Frank, of Littleton, Colorado and will be fondly remembered by his many friends in Virginia and Florida as bright, caring, cheerful, enthusiastic, and forever optimistic.
Memorial contributions may be made to the international charity http://savechristianmiddleeast.org/ which is providing relief support to persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
A Memorial Service celebrating Peter’s life will be held in Virginia at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 22, at Capitol Baptist Church, 3504 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA 22003.
At a later date to be announced, a second Memorial Service will be held at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Port Charlotte, Florida where his ashes will be laid to rest near those of his Mother Carolyn, Grandmother Ruth, and Grandfather Walter.