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William G. "Willie" Peters

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Peters, William G. "Willie" TROY William G. "Willie" Peters, 67, of Ford Avenue, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Troy, he was son of the late Glenford Allen Peters and Helen Shober Peters and husband for 28 years of Debbie Furciniti Peters. He had resided in Troy all his life and was a graduate of Troy High School. Willie was a truck driver for St. Johnsbury Transportation in Albany and retired in 1991. Prior to that he worked for Holmes Transportation for 20 years. He was an avid woodworker. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include five sons, Billy (Linda) Peters of Clifton Park, Andy (Donna) Peters of Johnsonville, Chris (April) Peters of Johnsonville, Josh (Angela) Jones of Guilderland and Chad Peters of Troy; 14 grandchildren, Ashlea, Marissa, Nick, Tiff, Chelsea, Joshua, Charlie, Tony, Alicia, Destiny, Justin, Derick, Evan and Andrew; a great granddaughter, Elliana; his mother-in-law, Joan French Furciniti of Troy and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Murray. A special thank you to Barb McHale and the nurses in the cancer treatment center of Samaritan Hospital and to Tracy Peters. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Karyl Hopp officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery Wynantskill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of William G. Peters to the Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center, 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, NY 12180. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit
Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012