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Peterson, Vincent C.

Peterson, Vincent2

Vincent Carl Peterson, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his home in Dedham.  He was 93.  Vinnie was born January 25, 1925 in the same room where he passed away.  He was a graduate of Dedham High School and earned certificates after high school in both airplane and automotive repair.  Vinnie was inducted into the US Army and served for two years until his honorable discharge  as a corporal in 1946.  He worked for over 43 years at General Motors in Framingham as a automotive utility repairman.  Vinnie was a member of Celestial Lodge AF & AM (formerly Constellation Lodge in Dedham), and a member of the Scottish Rite of Masons; a member of the Bay State Antique Auto Club; a member of the Dedham Historical Society; a former Trustee of Allin Congregational Church where he was a member; a member of the Society in Dedham for the Apprehension of Horsethieves; a member of the United Auto Workers union (UAW); and a member of the Viking Club in Braintree. Vinnie was the beloved husband of the late Enid R. (Innis), and dear father of Marcia R. Peterson Radner, and her husband Larry, of Springfield, Alan E. Peterson, and his wife Bonnie, of Pembroke, and Carol P. Chambers of Dedham.  He was the proud grandfather of Rachel, Leah, Lisa, Lynn, Lauren, Melanie, and Morgan and is also survived by 3 great grandchildren  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 am at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to t he charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Vince Delgado
    August 8th, 2018 | 10:51 am

    Vincent was truly a remarkable man. I enjoyed my occasional visits to his home and very much enjoyed traveling with him. Despite his age his youth was apparent as we traveled through Alaska, China and elsewhere. He always had stories and loved being with his family. May God welcome him Home. My condolences to Marcia, Alan and Carol and the entire family.

  2. Diane and Jeff Kontoff
    August 8th, 2018 | 6:57 pm

    Deepest condolences to Marcia, Larry , Rachel , Leah and entire family.
    Loving thoughts are with you all at this time.
    Diane and Jeff

  3. William Stevens
    August 9th, 2018 | 10:52 am

    Vinny, Thank you for all the great Memorys we had, planning the BSAAC,Picnics at your house To Marcia,Alan,and Carol I”m thankful to have Known ” Vinny”

  4. Carol hichborn
    August 9th, 2018 | 12:07 pm

    What a life your dad and granddad had. My thoughts go out to carol and your entire family.

  5. Linda Tammi
    August 10th, 2018 | 9:05 am

    Deepest condolences to Mr.Peterson’s entire family. I know, through Marcia, that he was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was truly a member of “the Greatest Generation”, and our country will be diminished losing him.

  6. Pam and John McNicholas
    August 10th, 2018 | 10:23 am

    Carol- I was so sorry to hear that your dad passed on. He was so lucky to have lived such a great life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    xoxo, Pam and John

  7. Toney jo hanson
    August 10th, 2018 | 11:13 am

    Dear Marcia carol Alan and families
    I am saddened by the loss of your father and very grateful to have been a part of your extended family. Our families have had many adventures together not only us “kids” but the grandkids and may be the greatgrands. The north Dakota people who knew him send their condolences as well many adventures here with yard sales. Trimming hedges trips to me Dora and ft union and Buford. And of course old settlers day. Was thinking this is a perfect time to celebrate your dads life and youthful spirit as it was always about this time of year we would have picnics in the backyard
    Live to you all. Sorry I couldn’t be there

  8. Bud Barrett
    August 10th, 2018 | 2:43 pm

    If it wasn’t for Vinnie Peterson, I never would have joined the Bay State Antique Auto Club. I attended my first meeting as his guest. The club has meant an awful lot me to me ever since.

    Vinnie was the best welder I have ever seen, and I have seen many welders at their work. He could weld anything I ever gave him, and it would last.

    My deepest sympathy to all Vinnie’s family. I will miss him!

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