Peter A. Locke, 79, of Washington Depot, died April 11 at home. He was the husband of Diane M. (Clavette) Locke.

Mr. Locke was born Dec. 19, 1931, in New Milford, son of the late Oscar and Ida (Anderson) Locke.

He was an engineer at Southern New England Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring in 1986.

Mr. Locke was a member of St. Peter's Lodge No. 21 of New Milford, AARP of Washington and the Telephone Pioneers of America, and a choir member of Salem Covenant Church in Washington. He was a former member of Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his wife of 45 years, Mr. Locke is survived by two sons, Christopher Peter Locke and Kevin Lee Locke, and three grandchildren, John Paul, Gabriel Peter and Mary Teresa. He was predeceased by a brother, Arnold Locke, and two sisters, Marion Locke and Irene Alexander.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin HIll Road, Washington Depot. Burial will follow at Washington Green Cemetery in Washington.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Choir Fund of Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794.