DR Peter Wade Death, Peter Wade Obituary: Peter B. Wade, M.D., 65, of Farmington, a vascular neurologist in Hartford, Connecticut passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday March 27, 2022. Doctor Peter was the beloved husband of Joyce M. (Hanrahan) Wade. He was affiliated with Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital with 40 years of experience in the medical field.
Born in Saranac Lake, NY on October 12, 1956, the son of the late Philip B. Wade, M.D. and Helen B. (Hickey) Wade, Peter was raised in Quaker Hill, CT and attended schools there. Dr. Wade received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1978.
He went on to Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, graduating in 1982 with his medical degree. From 1982 to 1985 Peter completed an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston. From 1985-1988 Peter completed a Neurology Residency at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, D.C. Peter completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology.
He was currently serving as the Medical Director of Neurology at the Mandell Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center at Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford. In addition, Dr. Wade was a member of the Neurology Department at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. At the Mandell Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center, he was responsible for evaluating and treating over 3,200 patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Wade was a member of the Saint Francis Hospital and Mount Sinai family for over three decades, Dr. Wade was the founding medical director of the Mandell MS Center. From its opening in February 2008, he was responsible for the immediate growth and oversight of the clinical program. But perhaps more impactful than that, he was known for his compassion and empathy of his patients and the MS community. He advocated for change in the treatment of MS as he dedicated his career to the enhancement of comprehensive MS care and inspired all those around him to do the same.
Dr. Wade was passionate about carrying out the vision of the Mandell MS Center and considered his patients and colleagues to be part of his MS family. In 2014 he was recognized by his colleagues and was awarded the Distinguished Physicians Award at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Wade was best known for his charisma and wit, his appreciation for the role of humor in life, his ability to connect with patients and colleagues at a human and vulnerable level, and his caring nature.
When not caring for patients, he enjoyed traveling and playing golf at the Golf Club of Avon. Recently, Peter won the 2021 Fall Member-Member tournament with one of his golfing buddies. He enjoyed traveling to Florida, especially to Sarasota and Longboat Key. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his wife Joyce, the love of his life.
For his 65th Birthday, Joyce gave Peter the gift of attending Boston Red Sox Fantasy Baseball Camp. Not only did he have a wonderful time, but he was awarded the 2022 Boston Red Sox Fantasy Camp Woody Starr Hustle Award. Due to complications of the Covid virus, Dr. Wade’s plans and dreams of retirement will unfortunately never be realized.
Peter is survived by his wife of 36 years; Joyce M. (Hanrahan) Wade of Farmington, his brothers; James Wade and his wife Alisa Rock of Baltimore, MD, John Wade, DMD and his wife Maria Saccoccio, DMD of North Kingston, RI and Daniel Wade and his wife Rose of Boulder, CO, his sister; Ann Iandiorio of Acton, MA, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Peter was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law; Terrell Iandiorio. Peter’s family will receive family and friends on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 4PM-8PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family, Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday April 2, 2022, at 10AM at the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06101.
In lieu of flowers donations in Dr. Wade’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, DC 20090, Mandell Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center, 490 Blue Hills Ave, Hartford, CT 06112