Laura M. Peterson

Laura Mae Peterson, 86, of Colchester, passed away Monday (March 24, 2014) at the Chestelm Health Care Center in Moodus. Born May 5, 1927 in Los Angeles, CA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Rose) Hauk. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Charles O. Peterson; her son, Daniel S. Peterson; sisters, Gladys Bigbee and Alice Lorenz; and a brother, Charles Hauk. Laura was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, baking, gardening and painting. She and her husband designed and built nine homes, leaving behind beautiful properties in California, Connecticut, Rhode Island and North Carolina. She was an active church member her entire life; most recently at the Hebron Church of Hope. Laura will be sadly missed by her beloved twins, Bruce and Chuck Peterson; daughters-in-law, Susan and Carol; two grandchildren, James and Colleen; Colleen's husband, Drew Lucas, and Chuck's fiancée, Pam Galbraith. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone at Chestelm for their exceptional care and concern over the past year. There will be no calling hours and burial will be private in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Chestelm HCC Recreation Fund, 534 Town Street, East Haddam 06423, to benefit the Art program. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester -

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Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 26 to Mar. 30, 2014