SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Peter L. Picknelly Sr., chairman of Peter Pan Bus Lines, has died at the age of 73.
Picknelly was preparing for a sightseeing tour in Portugal this morning when he died of an apparent stroke. With him were his wife Judith and a longtime friend, Robert Santaniello.
Picknelly was born in Springfield, Mass., in 1930 and eventually became president of Peter Pan Bus Lines, which his father, Peter C. Picknelly, founded in 1933.
Peter Pan is one of the largest tour and charter operations in the U.S., with 400 coaches and more than 1,500 employees.
Picknelly is survived by his children, Mary Jean Picknelly of Longmeadow, Mass.; Peter A. Picknelly of Springfield; and Paul C. Picknelly of Hampden, Mass.