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Roger P. Peterson

November 11, 1957 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 59)

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April 20, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Charbonneau Funeral Home
30 Pleasant Street
Ware, MA 01082

Funeral Service
April 21, 2017

10:00 AM
Charbonneau Funeral Home
30 Pleasant Street
Ware, MA 01082

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WARE- Roger P. Peterson, 59 passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his home on April 12, 2017.  Born on November 11, 1957 in New York to Hector and Ruby (Bradley) Peterson he was one of nine children.  Roger lived in East Hampton as a child, and moved to Ware where he met and married Diana Finney on December 2, 1978.  Besides Diana, he leaves behind his daughter Jennifer and (Ian) McMartin, his sons Roger, Matthew and (Amanda Young), and Devin and (Chelsea Crittenden).  Of all the titles Roger had, the one that brought him the most pride was Poppa. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Dustin, Mackenzie, Isaac Peterson and Lachlan McMartin, plus three brothers and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.  His parents and five of his brothers predeceased him. 

Roger proudly served his country as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War, and was also a member of the National Guard.  

For Roger, there was no such thing as a stranger, just a friend he hadn’t made yet.  Above all Roger was a family man, his love and dedication to his family was his defining characteristic.  He worked at American Trucking as the best driver they’ll ever have.  Roger will be remembered for his smile, sense of humor and willingness to always lend a helping hand.  For those who had the fortune of knowing him, he was always a phone call away and would answer that call every time.  With all the love he had, he would always “Love you more”. 

A Funeral Service for Roger will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware.  Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Town of Ware, c/o Aspen Grove Cemetery Gift Account, Ware Town Hall, 126 Main St., Ware, MA 01082.

Charitable donations may be made to:

The Town of Ware, c/o Aspen Grove Cemetery Gift Account
126 Main Street, Ware MA 01082

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