Peter Muise Death – Former President and CEO of First Citizens Federal Credit Union Peter Muise of Weymouth, Massachusetts died on Wednesday 6th 2022 after a courageous 19 year battle with cancers and post-transplant complications at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was the son of the late Daniel Muise and Winifred (Caristi) Hayes, and he was born in Milton in 1955. He spent his childhood in Quincy, Braintree, and Weymouth.
Who was Peter Muise?
Peter attended Bentley College, where he received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and his Master of Science degree in Finance. He began his career in banking in 1977 at Quincy Savings Bank, where he eventually became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer after working his way up through the ranks. Peter started working with First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union in 1996 and has held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2008, when he was appointed to those roles.
Peter was quite active in the communities he lived in on the South Coast and on the Cape, and he devoted a significant amount of his time and energy to causes and endeavors that assisted other people. He served as both the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Homeless Service Providers Network in New Bedford during his time with the Housing Assistance Corporation, Inc.
He was a co-founder of Rise Up for Homes, a nonprofit organization that raises money and advocates for policies that would put an end to homelessness. In addition to being a member of the New Bedford Regeneration Committee, he was also the Co-Chair of the South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness. He served as the Chairman of the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board for a period of four years. In addition, he was the Co-Chair of the National Academy Foundation’s Advisory Board for the New Bedford High School’s Education and Industry Coordinating Council for a period of several years.
He was the recipient of the Sister Rose Award in 2015 from the City of New Bedford, the Sydney Adams Award in 2014 from the Inter-Church Council of New Bedford, and the SouthCoast Man of the Year award from The Standard-Times in 2013. In recognition of his twelve years of service as an elected member of the Whitman-Hanson Regional School Committee, the Massachusetts Association of School Committees presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.