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AKWESASNE - Peter "Pete" Sunday, Sr. was called home to the Sky World on the morning of October 21, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones.

Pete served in the US Military, being given an honorable discharge from active service. He went on to work as an iron worker for many years, where he also retired. Pete worked for years as a police officer with the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services, where he served for many years as Chief of Police, finally retiring from years of service at Iakhihsohtha. After retiring, Pete thoroughly enjoyed spending his time with his wife, family, friends, and singing his favorite country tunes every chance he had.

Pete was predeceased by his parents Joe and Cecelia Sunday; his loving companion Nora Jacobs; brothers Dominic and Peter; sisters Christy, Anna, and Mary Joan; his son Randall "Mann" Jacobs, and grandchildren Sky Light and Jacob Light.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene, and his children, Tina and Peter, Jr. and Nancy Sunday, Rodney "Rocky" and Julia Jacobs, Dave and Yolanda Jacobs, Melanie and Mike Conners, Harlan "Harley" and Laura Jacobs, Scott and Doreen Jacobs, and Sheila and Larry King, daughter in-law Rosalie Jacobs, chosen son Thomas Day, Alan Light, Mark and Marla Light, Jennifer Light, and Julie and Lornie Light; and many grandchildren: Christine Sunday, Kayla Sunday, Josee Sunday, Kerry Jacobs, Michael Conners, Megan Conners, Stacey Jacobs-Charlton, Erin McDonald, Ryan King, Steevi King, Nora Jacobs, Tisha Thompson, Tara Jacobs-Tarbell, Alan Jacobs, Joseph Jacobs, Melissa Jacobs, and Gilbert Jacobs, Forrest Light, Elijah Benedict, Jolie Swamp, Zachary Light, Jessie Light, and Benjamin Clute; two god children Briana White and TJ Jock; and many great grandchildren.

Calling hours for Pete were at the home of his daughter, Tina, from Tuesday, October 23rd until Thursday October 25th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Regis Catholic Church on Thursday, October 25th, at 10:30 AM with Father Jerome Pastores celebrating, followed by dinner at the American Legion Post 1479.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Iakhihsohtha Activities Fund.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be made online at


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