Mrs. Margaret “Peg” Peterson, 88, of Waldoboro, formerly of West Woodstock, Conn., passed away Sept. 8 in Camden.
Born in Putnam, Conn. to Raymond Blackmer Sr. and Bella (LeFebvre) Blackmer, Peg lived in the Pomfret and Woodstock area with her large family of seven siblings. She was married in 1949 to Wilbur R. Peterson, with whom she enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage and raised three daughters.
Peg was formerly employed with Hull Forest Products where she spent many fun filled days working with her dear friend Claire Williams. Peg, being a happy and giving soul, volunteered many hours in her early life to support The Church of the Good Shepherd and the Bungay Fire Brigade where her husband was chief for many years. She was an avid book reader, devouring many books in a single week. She was most recently a member of the Broad Bay Congregational UCC and the Medomak Valley Senior Citizens in Maine. Her thoughtfulness and volunteerism continued in her senior years through the Broad Bay church.
Besides her husband and parents, Peg is predeceased by her daughter Carol Giovanni; sister, Joan Carlson; and brothers, Raymond Jr., Robert, Kenneth, Wayne, and Ronald Blackmer.
Peg is survived by daughters, Barbara Riley and husband C. Andrew Riley, and Beverly Sawyer and husband Keith; brother, Harmon Blackmer and wife Tina; grandchildren, Rose (Vecchiarelli) Porter and husband Justin, C. Alexander Riley and wife Claire, Phoebe Riley, and Phillip Riley; great-grandchildren, Morgan Dodds and Emma Porter; brother-in-law, Robert Carlson; and sisters-in-law, Janet Blackmer, and Lucille Blackmer-Rucki with husband Walter.
Family and friends are invited to join a memorial service to celebrate her life at 1 p.m., Sun., Sept. 16 at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Woodstock, Conn. Burial will follow at the cemetery on Barlow Cemetery Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of the Good Shepherd or the Bungay Fire Brigade in Woodstock, Conn.
Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home of Rockland is handling the arrangements.