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Joan B. Peterson

1931 - 2014 SOUTH EGREMONT Joan B. Peterson, a lifelong resident of South Egremont passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2014 at Mount Carmel Care Center in Lenox. She was born May 29, 1931 in Norwalk, Conn. and a graduate with honors from Norwalk High School. Joan and her former husband, Charles W. Peterson Jr. built a home on Berkshire Greens in South Egremont in 1970 and had an electrical and heating business formerly known as Country Services. Joan was the daughter of Harry Brown and Elizabeth Bramhall Brown Cable both of Norwalk. After a stroke in 2011, Joan resided in Pittsfield with her daughter, Rebecca, and family. Joan enjoyed photography, nature, the Berkshire Hills, the shores of Maine and the Georgia Mountains. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild giving of her time and energy and love unconditionally. A former employee of the Jennifer House in Great Barrington and the Mikasa Outlet in Lee, MA she enjoyed her customers and loved retail. Joan leaves her children Kevin C. Peterson and his wife, Jean Marie of Woodstock, Ga., her daughter, Rebecca E. Peterson of Pittsfield, and son, Erik J. Peterson of Gt. Barrington, Gary Gop of Lenox and Edward McDaniel of Pittsfield. Joan also leaves her grandchildren, Amanda and Jason Cross, Rebecca and Blane Newton, Emily Gop and Zachary Crochiere, Matthew Peterson and her only great-grandchild, Reilly. Joan was predeceased by her parents and her beloved grandfather, John Bramhall and her former husband, Charles W. Peterson Jr. who passed in 2008. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held Jan. 10, 2015 at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, Great Barrington, from 2 to 4 p.m. with services at 4 p.m. with the Reverend Charles VanAusdall officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the spring in Hillside Cemetery, Egremont. Expressions of sympathy in Joan's memory made to the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St, Great Barrington, MA. 01230, to help with final expenses. She will be forever and dearly missed. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 31, 2014
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