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Joseph F. Peters, Jr.

Obituary for Joseph F. Peters, Jr.

July 4, 1952 - August 15, 2019
Braintree, Massachusetts | Age 67


Joseph F. Peters Jr. (67) of Braintree, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019.

Joseph was born in Boston, on July 4, 1952 son of the late Joseph F. Peters and the late Eleanor (Haskell) Peters. Joseph was raised in Rockland and attended South Shore Vocational Technical High School, Hanover. A diving accident required him to attend Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton. Upon graduation in 1970 he returned to South Shore Vocational Technical High School where he received a postgraduate degree in drafting. He was then employed by B.F. Goodrich in Cohasset for 5 years.

He moved to Hanson in 1981 to a specially designed home for the handicap with his beloved parents where he remained until 2014. The past 5 years he was living at Sunrise Assisted Living Community where he leaves many caring and supportive friends and staff members.

Joe loved spending time at his summer home in Contoocook, New Hampshire playing cards with aunts and uncles and enjoying the lake with sisters and their children. Every year his family came together to celebrate his 4th of July birthday, which always included his favorite lobster dinner.

Joe leaves behind sisters; Ann Callahan of Rockland, Susan Cullen of Attleboro, and Doreen Shea and husband John of Canton. He also leaves several nieces and nephews; Diane Kelley and fiancé Edward Kelley of West Dennis, Jennifer Gilardi and husband Daniel of Attleboro, Sheri Craven and husband Trevor of Weymouth, John Shea and wife Elizabeth of Medway, Jeffrey Shea and fiancé Carolyn of Sydney Australia, Brian Cullen and wife Stephanie of North Attleboro, Kimberly Callahan of Philadelphia, Gregory Shea of Canton, Colleen Hermann and husband Ryan of Lewisville Texas. He was a special uncle to each of them. He also leaves his cherished grand nieces and nephews; Jackson, Cameron, John IV, Vivian, Aubrey, Lucas, Laurel, and Kayla.

The Peters family invites loved ones and friends to celebrate Joe's life on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, MA 02370. Visiting hours will be 10:00am with a service at 11:00am, followed by the burial at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland.

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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