Obituary: George A. Peters, 88

June 16, 1931 – April 28, 2020

Reading, MA — George A. Peters, age 88, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on April 28, 2020.

George was born in Reading, Massachusetts on June 16, 1931; he was the cherished son of the late John and Josephine (Gallant) Peters. George was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School.

George married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Peters on October 23, 1955. They moved to Wilmington in 1957, where they raised their five children, James, Kenneth, Sharon, Laurie, and Gregory. George was a devoted father who enjoyed making memories and spending time with his family. He and Betty spent much of their time at their kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events.

George worked as a Reproductive Artist at Wright Printing Company for many years. He enjoyed his job and was very proud of what he did.

In his spare time, George enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards.

George belonged to Knights of Columbus for many years.

George never tired of playing cribbage. He would play for hours on end, and he especially loved to play with family. He would joke constantly about giving other players good cards, and he delighted in flipping over his cards one by one in hopes of a good hand. George would play with anyone who knew how to play. When his great-grandson, Morgan, visited last fall as an infant, George would ask, “Is he going to play this time?”

George was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Johnson) Peters, devoted father of James Peters & wife Dorothy of Derry, NH, Kenneth Peters & wife Linda of Nottingham, NH, Sharon Dudash & husband Edward of Deltona, FL, Laurie Woodland & husband David of Shirley, MA and Gregory Peters of Wilmington, MA. Loving “Papa” of Valerie (Peters) Thomforde & Jeffrey Peters, Christopher & Sandra MacArthur, Pamela, Michele & Michael Woodland, “Great-Papa” of Ravyn, Victoria and Morgan. Cherished son of the late John and Josephine (Gallant) Peters, dear brother of Reginald Peters of Reading, Theresa Berard of CA, and Rose Brady of Methuen. George is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Due to the current situation of the Coronavirus and for everyone’s safety, the Peters family has decided to have a private service at this time.

Memorial donations in George’s name may be made to A.I.M. (Access is Mandatory), c/o Gloria Diehl, 12 Hamlin Lane, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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