Peter M. Grandfield, a longtime resident of Harthaven and Los Angeles, died at his home in Brookline on Dec. 27 following a diagnosis with ALS.

Since his birth in 1952, Peter spent every summer at his family’s house on Martha’s Vineyard. He learned to swim and sail at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club and was a popular tour bus driver for many summers in the 1970s and 1980s.

He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s, fulfilling a lifelong dream to work in the entertainment industry. He worked behind the scenes on Glory and many independent films. He later joined the Teamsters, working as a driver on movie sets and studio lots. He had a dry, observant sense of humor and was a kind, generous and reliable friend who was very well liked wherever he worked and lived. He was an avid photographer as well as an expert board game player and puzzle solver.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Grandfield of Brookline and Joseph Grandfield of Florida. He is survived by his siblings Dorsey, Michael and Mark Grandfield, as well as two nieces, a grand-niece and many cousins and friends.

One of Peter’s proudest roles was as uncle to his nieces. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

A funeral service was held on Jan. 5 in Brookline. A memorial and celebration of his life is being planned for late spring on the Vineyard.