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Peterson, Jacob A.J.

Jacob Albert John Peterson Jr., a resident of Dedham, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at his home in Dedham.  He was 99.  Jacob was born October 26, 1920 in Lempster, New Hampshire, the son of Jacob Albert John Sr. and Anette (Ernovitz) Peterson, immigrants from Latvia.  Jake was inducted into the US Army in September of 1942 and served as a private first class in Battery A of the 449th AAA Battalion.  He landed at Normandy in the third wave of the invasion and further fought in Southern France, the Rhineland, and the Ardennes.  After his honorable discharge in December of 1945, he studied to become an electrician and opened his own business, Peterson Electric, which specialized in providing electrical service and repairs to businesses in the Dedham area until his retirement in 1987. Jacob enjoyed deep sea fishing, gardening, and birdwatching, and was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Roxbury.  Jake was the former husband of the late Margaret Lillian (Randall) Peterson; the father of the late John A. Peterson, the late Karl D. Peterson, and the late Charles D. Peterson; and the brother of the late Alfred Peterson, the late Olga Bills, and the late Millie Thoma.  He is survived by this daughters, Judy Salazar of Randolph, and Jane Peterson of Dedham; his 10 grandchildren; and his 18 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Monday, October 26th (his 100th birthday) from 11am to 1 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham followed by a funeral service in the funeral home a 1 pm.  Interment will follow the funeral at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ruthie
    October 23rd, 2020 | 6:20 pm

    Judy and Jane i am so sorry for hearing of the loss of your Dad. Your Father taught me so much and was an amazing mentor to me. Hugs and Cuddles to you both Ruthie

  2. Beth Johnstone
    October 24th, 2020 | 8:34 pm

    Dear Jane & Judy~
    Thoughts & Prayers go out to you both. I have so many fond memories of Uncle Jake.
    Need anything just call.
    Cousin Beth

  3. Jennifer mini
    October 26th, 2020 | 8:46 pm

    To my two aunties I am sorry for the loss of your father. Grandpa was a remarkable man. I am so grateful and proud to call him my grandfather. One of my Fondest Memories is that when Adam and I live in Grandpa’s house in the back bedroom we would go to bed and everybody would be upstairs watching the hockey game Grandpa would sneak in and turn our TV on the channel 38 when you had two dials on the TV LOL turn the volume up and say just watch the game and he’s always bringing Adam and I to cookies also many of holidays sleeping in our bed and being woken up to the smell that just make you hungry because they were incredible the turkeys and the pie. So today Grandpa we say goodbye but you’re not gone forever because you live in each. Of raised great children who raised great children themselves and we will continue to do so. So today we said goodbye but we will say hello again with so many religions in our family some people will call it heaven some people will call at the afterlife some people will call it summer lands all of us you will find us one day again rest in peace dear Grandpa

  4. James / Dalia/ Ian Whelton
    October 27th, 2020 | 5:50 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. We just hear of his passing of uncle Jake Sunday night. Our hearts is with you in your loss

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