ALBERT "BIG AL" PETERSON
FUNERAL HOME
Oak Ridge Funeral Care - Haines City
1001 Grace Avenue
Haines City, FL
ALBERT "BIG AL"
PETERSON, 81
Dispatcher

CLERMONT - Albert "Big Al" Peterson, 81, passed away Monday, February 11th, 2013, at Joanne's House at Home Hospice, Bonita Springs, FL, from heart failure.
Al lived in Lawrence, MA until 1994. He retired as a dispatcher from the Boston and Maine Railroad/Amtrak. He served in the Navy during the 1950s, and was stationed in both Norfolk, VA and Boston, MA. He was a longtime member of the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks and Longmeadow Golf Club. He attended Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence, MA, and Saint Ann Catholic Church in Haines City, FL.
Al was predeceased by his wife of 39 years and 2 days, Annette (Richard) Peterson, of Lawrence, MA. He is survived by daughters, Elaine (Peterson) Flynn and her husband Rich of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Lynne Peterson and her fiancé Charles Meador, Jr. of Fort Myers Beach, FL; grandchildren Keri-Lyn (Gaudet) Rubino and her husband Jason of Haverhill, MA, Jaime-Lyn Gaudet of Washington, DC, and Bryan Peterson and his wife Sarah of Fort Myers Beach, FL. He also leaves behind great-grandson Ty Mason and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may pay their respects on Saturday, February 16th at 1pm at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Avenue E, Haines City, FL. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2pm, followed immediately by the burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.



Published by The Ledger from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2013.
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I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Alby's death. I am Walt's daughter, Sherrie, and while I have not been in contact with Uncle Al and all of you since I was a child my parents told me today about his passing. My husband and I own a house in Fort Myers Beach as well and I am sad I was unable to visit. I would love to get together with Lynne and Brian so please contact either my parents (Medie and Walt Peterson) or me. I remember coming up to Lawrence as a child and I think being at Al and Annette's house for a picnic and the big personality Uncle Al had then. Again, thoughts and prayers to your family and I hope to hear from you so we can reunite. Sherrie Peterson Wilson
Sherrie Peterson Wilson
February 21, 2013
To the family of Big Al Peterson, we Are acquainted with the family through Lynne Peterson, his devoted daughter. What a big and loving heart Lynne has and always has demonstrated. Knowing Lynne as we do can only reflect Big Al's loving traits and I know he will be missed by all. Our love and prayers are with Lynne,Charles, and the entire Peterson family. May your strength as a family and the love and prayers of those around you bring you comfort through this difficult time. Love, Leah Meador and Jay Elliotte of Columbia, SC
Leah Meador
February 19, 2013
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