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Mary Duffy Petersen

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It is with the greatest sadness and a heavy heart that the Family of Mary Duffy Petersen announces her passing, after a valiant fight against breast cancer, on Friday evening, July 10, 2015, at her home located in Eagle Rock, California. Mary was surrounded by her family and her loving son Eric Petersen and dear family friend Marisela Brooks. Mary is survived by the light of her life, grandson Greysen Petersen, her sister, Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis of the Los Angeles Superior Court and Ronald Lewis, Esq., Ryan Lewis, Kelly Ann Lewis; brother, James D. Duffy, sister, Sheila Duffy Lehrman and Richard Lehrman, Esq., Jonathan, Joshua and Lexi Lehrman of Miami Beach. Brother in Law Gary Petersen, Donna and Delaun Petersen. She will be missed by so many cousins and dear friends in her large extended family. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Melissa Peterson, brother Richard, her parents James and Eleanor Duffy and her dearest uncles, Dr. William T. Duffy, D.O. and Peter C. Tubiolo. Mary joined the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2005 and was a Management Analyst, her latest assignment in Interpreter Services. Prior to joining the court Mary was a political consultant. Mary was a graduate from Eagle Rock High School. She was a proud Trojan, graduating from USC with a BA in Communications and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. Mary will be remembered for always extending a hand of friendship and a willing mentor to many. Funeral will take place at 11 am on Thursday July 16, 2015 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery located at 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023 (323) 261-3106
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 14, 2015
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