Jean Marie Peterson

  • Born: June 8, 1955
  • Died: April 29, 2018
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean Marie Peterson (Callahan) of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, surrounded by her family. Jean was born in Dorchester but lived most of her life with her family in Quincy. Jean was the daughter of Thomas and Jean (Page) Callahan. She was raised and educated in Dorchester graduating from Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in 1973. Following High School Jean earned her Associates Degree from Bunker Hill Community College. Jean worked for many years as an Employment Counselor at the Department of Employment and Training in Quincy where she met her husband, Mark, of Weymouth at the time. Jean enjoyed reading, being outdoors, playing Words with Friends, and dining at her favorite restaurants. More than anything she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially as a doting grandmother to her precious grandson.

Jean was the loving wife of Mark Peterson, of Rockland and adoring mother of Courtney Houle and her husband Michael of CT, and Kristen Peterson of Dorchester. Jean was the sister of Thomas H. Callahan and his wife Ellen of Sandwich, Andrea Coughlin and her husband Richard of Raynham, Paula Connaughton and her husband James of Canton, and the late Gail Kelly and her husband James of Braintree. Jean also leaves behind her first grandchild Michael Henry along with many nieces and nephews.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Jean's life on Wednesday May 2, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Holy Family Church in Rockland. Burial will follow in The Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:00PM. Donations in Jean's name may be made to The St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. For more information please visit