Carl R. Peterson

Died: 2017-05-08
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-05-11 / 9:30am - 11:30am
Service type: Celebration of life
Service date: 2017-05-11 / 11:30
Service location: Mackey Funeral Home
Burial type: At a Later Date
Burial date:
Contributions: To American Diabetes at

Carl R. Peterson of Middleton, age 88, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 following a brief illness surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on April, 20 1929 in Lawrence, MA. A lifelong Middleton resident, Carl was a line foreman at the Middleton Electric Light Department, later retiring as manager after over 30 years of service. He was a past president of the Middleton Board of Trade. Carl was also a dedicated Free Mason. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time at his camp in Maine and later on traveling cross-country in his motor home with his beloved wife, Charlene. A lover of nature, he spent his leisure time camping in the white mountains with his family, hunting, fishing, skiing, and golfing. He was an avid card player with his many friends. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; his children, Margaret and her husband John Halpin of Florida, Patricia and her husband Douglas Freeman of Nevada, Heidi and her husband Daniel Leveillee of Tennessee, Mark Quimby of Newton NH, Scott and his wife Susan Quimby of Middleton MA, and Gregg and his wife Caryn Quimby of Middleton MA. He is also survived by his grandchildren Erick Halpin, Holli Owen, Brett Quimby, Michaela Quimby, Kyle Quimby, Alicia Quimby, Amanda Quimby, Jack Quimby, and Aimee Quimby as well as three great-grandchildren Hayden Owen, Ellowyn Owen, Willow Halpin. Carl also leaves behind many friends from Alamo, Texas and Estero, Florida where he and his wife spent their winters.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the American Diabetes Association. see

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Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love ❤️ and prayers, Alice (Lipinski) Tierney
*************** Heidi, Dan, Charlene, Peggy, John, Patty, Doug, Scott, Sue, Gregg, Caryn, Erick, Holli, Brett, Michaela, Kyle, Alicia, Amanda, Jack, Aimee, Hayden, Ellowyn, Willow, other Family, Friends and relatives..... I know your heart is hurting now..... mine is as well.... Eventually, we won't have any tears of sadness..... Just tears of happiness as we look to all the happy memories of our beloved Carl........Carl was / will always be well-loved!!! Yes! There is deep grief now...........because there was deep love........ I pray for all of us, I pray for peaceful hearts, eventually, one day, for all of us...... May Carl Rest in Heavenly Peace........Love Heidi's longtime friend since "forever" Patty (Gregoire) Armstrong from the old days on Bow Street/school/church/etc, Beverly, MA **********
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Christine and Joe Gigante Las Vegas, NV
The Baxter's send our love and prayers. What a great family. I'm sure he had to be a great man.
Dear Charlene & family, It is with great sadness that we send this message. He was such a wonderful & gentle man. He loved life and God blessed him with 88 amazing years which allowed him to make so many memories with all of you. Those memories will help you in the days to come, but right now your heart is broken and we know there isn't anything we can say to ease your loss. We hope you know how much we care and we send our deepest sympathy, love & prayers to you all. Love, Wally & Elaine
I am so sorry to learn of Carl's passing. I have fond childhood memories of Carl and Charlene taking Heidi and me out on their boat and to the YMCA for family swim. I am thankful that I knew him. Sending love and prayers... Kathryn "Katrinka" Gadzera
Charlene, just heard of Carl's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs from your fellow work campers, Jim & Vicki Long
Dear Charlene. Thank you for sharing such beautiful memories of Carl. May you find peace in the days ahead. Sending my heartfelt condolences. Ann Marie (Corcoran) Yuscavage

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