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PETERSON, William R.

William "Bill" Raymond Peterson, 57, of Rhode Island and formerly of Portland, died unexpectedly on Thursday, (December 27, 2012) at his home in Rhode Island. Born in Portland, he was the son of Ernest and Phyllis (Smith) Peterson of Portland. Bill lived in Portland most of his life and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was the former owner of Peterson Oil in Portland and Bill's Sport Shop in Middletown. Bill was an active member of Portland Soccer Club, Past President of Portland Exchange Club, Board member of ICPA, member of NEPA, was an avid golfer and enjoyed skiing. Along with his parents, he is survived by his son, Raymond Peterson and his wife, Jennifer of Portland; his daughter, Lauren Kerr and her husband, Shawn of Walpole, MA; two sisters, Ann Gilmour of Lambertville, NJ and Martha Swanson and her husband, Jay of Portland; a grandchild, Mya and many colleagues and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 183 Williams St., Portland with Rev. James R. Reemts officiating. Burial will follow in Swedish Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church St., Middletown and may send messages of condolence to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 30, 2012
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