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Richard Jay Peterson

July 6, 1934 – February 8, 2017

Richard Peterson
"We are pleased to provide this Memorial Website to the family."
— Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home

Visitation

When Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
Address
521 West Main St.
North Adams, MA 01247
North Adams, MA

Service Information

When
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 1:00pm
Location
Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
Address
521 West Main St.
North Adams, MA 01247
North Adams, MA

Interment Information

Location
Eastlawn Cemetery
Address
605 Main St.
Williamstown, MA
Interment Extra Info
Burial with military honors will be in the spring.

Obituary for Richard Jay Peterson

Richard Jay Peterson, 82, of Williamstown died on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Mechanicville, NY on July 6, 1934 a son of the late Louis & Grace (Curtis) Peterson Meehan and stepfather Clifford Meehan. He moved to Williamstown in 1945 and graduated from Williamstown High School in 1952 and was president of his class.
He went to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at University of Massachusetts from 1952-1954 and got an associate’s degree in Forestry. He was a decorated Veteran of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1956. He later worked for the US Forest Service as a research technician. He worked for 32 years for the Williamstown Water Department – and was the superintendent for the last 12 years before retiring in 1997.
Richard was a member of the Northern Berkshire YMCA where he participated in the swimming program. He was also a member of the Williamstown VFW and the American Legion where he served on the funeral honor guard. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheshire and a member of the Pownal Valley Swinging Seniors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and he was a very proud grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating, beetree hunting, and traveling – taking many cruises throughout the world with his wife.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis (Nugent) Peterson, they were married on January 16, 1982. He is also survived by 3 daughters, Lynne Mary Merrill and her husband Chris of Seattle, Washington, Kim Harwood Gordnier and her husband Craig of Richmond, MA. and Deborah Harwood Kelly and her husband Kenneth of North Adams and a son Leonard Harwood Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina. He also leaves his former wife, Julia (Lasson) Peterson. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A service to celebrate the life of Richard Peterson will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home – WEST CHAPEL 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Burial will be at a later date with full military honors. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or for United Methodist Church of Cheshire through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.