DeFiore Funeral & Cremation Service
10763 Dundee Road
Huntley, IL 60142
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Patrick E. Peterson, 81 of Huntley, died peacefully on November 30, 2018. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:30pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be private. Pat was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1937. He was a graduate of Leo High School and Marquette University. Upon graduation he spent the next 10 years working at Argonne National Laboratory as a chemist after which he continued his career with CF industries who transferred him to Lakeland, Florida in 1970 where he worked in environment compliance regarding water and air purity. It was at this time Pat became involved in his favorite pastime officiating high school football and little league baseball for 25 years in Florida and Illinois. He also was a devoted fan of the White Sox and his favorite, the Green Bay Packers. He was transferred back to the home offices in Long Grove, IL, in 1980 as a Manager of Special Services until his retirement in 2004. He is loved by his wife Alice Sobanski whom he married 60 years ago. They lived across from each other and started first grade together. He will be missed by his children, Terry and Janine Peterson, Donna and Ken Adams, Diane and Dan Musso, Jeanie Peterson, Laura and Richard Otto, and Mary and Jim Zabratanski. He loved his grandchildren, Christopher, Katie, Kimberly, Lisa, Patrick and Andrea, Bevan and Jessie, Lauren and Mike, Allison, Annie, Megan, James, Danny and Lizzie, Cass and Karen, Billy and Ryland and by his greatgrandchildren, Emery, Eli and sweet Baby Charlotte. He will be remembered joyfully by his brother, Jerry and Sharon and his family and the Christy, Sobanski and Boggs families and many O'Connell and Peterson cousins, nieces and nephews. For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 4, 2018
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