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Richard Edward Petersen

Richard Edward Petersen

Male 1921 - 2017  (96 years)

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  • Name Richard Edward Petersen 
    Born 27 Jul 1921  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Graduation 1939  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agency: Concord High School 
    Census 1940  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military say 1944  [3
    During World War II, he served as a radio operator in the Ski Troops at Camp Hale and later in the 77th division in Okinawa and Japan. 
    Education say 1947  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He received a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Lowell Textile Institute, now known as University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 
    Residence 1990  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 16 Aug 2017  Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agency: Emerson Hospital 
    Obituary 21 Aug 2017 
    Richard E. Petersen, 96, of Concord, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the beloved husband for 68 years of Annette (Benson) Petersen. Born in Concord on July 27, 1921, he was the son of the late Peverill and Alice (Wilber) Petersen. During his youth, he worked on the familys Wigwam Brook Farm located on Monument Street in Concord along side his father and grandfather (Rudolph). He attended Concord public schools and graduated in 1939 from Concord High School. He received a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Lowell Textile Institute, now known as University of Massachusetts, Lowell. During World War II, he served as a radio operator in the Ski Troops at Camp Hale and later in the 77th division in Okinawa and Japan. After the war he completed his last year of college and briefly worked in New Jersey as a chemist where he met his future wife. Following their marriage in New York City they returned to the family farm he loved. He continued in chemistry for many years where he was named in several patents and inventions. He worked hard dedicating himself to the goals of educating his children and providing the necessities needed to keep the farm in the family. Following his retirement in 1978 he spent many happy years farming his land and selling produce from a roadside stand made from a 1942 Pontiac. An avid reader, he had a wide range of interests especially in subjects relating to science. He also read about farming, aviation and boating, inspiring him to build an ultra-light aircraft and sail solo to Bermuda. He had a passion for adventure and led his family on many camping, climbing and sailing vacations. From wilderness canoeing in Maine, mountain climbing in Colorado and numerous sailing trips on the eastern seaboard he enjoyed them all. Some of his fondest memories however, were of canoeing and picnicking on the Concord River with Annette, an activity they continued into their nineties. In addition to his wife, Annette, he is survived by two sons, James Petersen and his wife Ana of Warwick, Rhode Island and William Petersen and his wife Jennifer of Concord, one daughter, Donna Robbins and her husband, John of Concord, four grandchildren, Andrew Petersen, Bonnie Evans, Annie Petersen and Virginia Robbins. He was also the brother of the late Elizabeth Leighly. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children of Boston. Family and friends are welcome to gather for a funeral procession on Friday, August 25, at 9:30 am at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center followed by a graveside service at 10 am in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Susan M. Dee and Charles W. Dee, Jr., Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance in Mr. Petersens online guest book, visit www.deefuneralhome.com.

    Published in The Concord Journal from Aug. 21 to Aug. 31, 2017 
    Buried 26 Aug 2017  Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I181  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Samuel
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2018 

    Father Peverill Oscar Petersen,   b. 8 Jul 1891, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1978, Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Alice Elizabeth Wilber,   b. 06 Nov 1891, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Sep 1920 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annette 
    Children 
     1. James Petersen
     2. William Petersen
     3. Donna Petersen
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F3078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1921 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 8, while living with his parents. - 1930 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Concord High School - 1939 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 18, while living with his parents. - 1940 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - He received a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Lowell Textile Institute, now known as University of Massachusetts, Lowell. - say 1947 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1990 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Emerson Hospital - 16 Aug 2017 - Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Aug 2017 - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Richard E. Petersen
    Richard E. Petersen

  • Sources 
    1. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

    2. [S825] Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970, Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    3. [S1116] Obituary of Richard E. Petersen, (Concord, Massachusetts: The Concord Journal 21 August 2017).

    4. [S808] Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998).

    5. [S500] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestory.com, (Online www.ancestory.com, Ancestory.com. Provo, Utah. 2005).