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Peterson, Richard H.

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Richard Henry “Pete” Peterson, a longtime resident of Norwood, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  He was 72.  Pete was born May 1, 1941 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  He graduated from Weymouth High School with the Class of 1961 before enlisting in the US Navy.  Pete worked as a welder for Bird Machine Company of Walpole for over 25 years until his retirement in 2003.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. (Travis); his daughter, Penni A. Buonora of Mansfield; his son, Gary R. Peterson of Wrentham; and his eight grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, Norwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home followed by burial with military honors at Highland Cemetery in Norwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. susan kelley
    December 1st, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Our deepest sympathies to Shirley, Gary, Penni, all of his grandchildren and everyone who will miss him. So sorry, we did not get to meet him. Susan and Richard

  2. Rick Bleakney
    December 1st, 2013 | 9:59 pm

    I will miss you Pete. Thanks for buying me a fishing lure when I was a kid. I loved it and will allways remember catching a sun fosh on it at your lake in NH. Love you.

  3. Marilyn Pardo
    December 6th, 2013 | 9:22 pm

    We have fond memories of our younger
    Years. It’s was such a fun neighborhood
    And we are so lucky to have shared some
    Good times with you and Shirley. You
    Must be so proud of Gary and Penni, and
    Of course your beautiful grandchildren.
    Our deepest sympathy to all if them
    You will be missed. Love forever
    Joe and Marilyn

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