Obituary for Margaret "Peg" Peterson
WALDOBORO - Mrs. Margaret “Peg” Peterson, 88, formerly of West Woodstock, CT passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Camden.
Born in Putnam, CT to Raymond, Sr. and Bella (LeFebvre) Blackmer, Peg lived in the Pomfret and Woodstock area with her large family of seven siblings. She was married in 1949 to Wilbur R. Peterson, with whom she enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage and raised three daughters.
Peg was formerly employed with Hull Forrest Products where she spent many fun filled days working with her dear friend Claire Williams. Peg being a happy and giving soul, volunteered many hours in her early life to support The Church of the Good Shepherd and the Bungay Fire Brigade where her husband was chief for many years. She was an avid book reader, devouring many books in a single week. She was most recently a member of the Broad Bay Congregational UCC and the Medomak Valley Senior Citizens in Maine. Her thoughtfulness and volunteerism continued in her senior years through the Broad Bay Church.
Peg is survived by her daughters, Barbara Riley and her husband C. Andrew Riley, Beverly Sawyer and her husband Keith; her brother Harmon Blackmer and his wife Tina; her grandchildren, Rose (Vecchiarelli) Porter and her husband Justin, C. Alexander Riley and his wife Claire, Phoebe Riley, and Phillip Riley; and also by great-grandchildren, Morgan Dodds and Emma Porter. She is also survived by a brother-in-law Robert Carlson, sisters-in-law, Janet Blackmer, Lucille Blackmer-Rucki with husband Walter.
Besides her husband and parents, Peg is predeceased by her daughter Carol Giovanni; her sister Joan Carlson; brothers, Raymond Jr., Robert, Kenneth, Wayne, and Ronald Blackmer.
Family and friends are invited to join a memorial service to celebrate her life at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Woodstock, CT on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at the cemetery on Barlow Cemetery Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 12 Bradford Corner Road, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282 or the Bungay Fire Brigade, 1256 CT-171, South Woodstock, CT 06267.
Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home (Rockland, ME) is handling the arrangements.
Memorial Service Information
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 1:00pm
The Church of the Good Shepherd
12 Bradford Corner Road
Woodstock Valley, Connecticut