Peter Elen

Peter Elen, 77, of Mattapoisett died Sunday December 1, 2013 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Gail (Vaitses) Elen.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Peter and Mary (Ponte) Eleniefsky, he lived in Fairhaven before moving to Mattapoisett in 1967.

For many years, Peter was the owner and operator of Elen Boat Works in Mattapoisett.

He was a graduate of Bristol County Agricultural School.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and especially scalloping.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Peter Michael Elen of Mattapoisett; two brothers, Robert Eleniefsky and his wife Evelyn of Carver, and Tony Eleniefsky and his wife Janet of Acushnet; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.

He was the brother of the late Nathalie Eleniefsky.

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 10 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattaposett. For directions and guestbook , please visit

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