In memory of
Olive Bernice Peterson
Olive Bernice Peterson of Coventry passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. She was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Alexander and Natalie (Bansleben) Haversat. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Peterson. Olive worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and staff supervisor for the state of Connecticut at Mansfield State Training School before retiring after 25 years. Olive was a supporting, loving mother, always giving of herself. She was a member of Veterans auxiliary, and longtime member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Coventry. She enjoyed many years of camping with her late husband and always played "On the road again" by Willie Nelson. Later, she enjoyed many cruises and visits to casinos. She is survived by her daughter, Susan and Clinton MacDonald, of Coventry; sons Paul and Janice Peterson, of Canton, Georgia, Ed and Lynn Peterson, of Mansfield Center, and James and Diane Peterson, of Chehlias, Washington; grandchildren Dawn Wilkins, Ed Peterson III, Jennifer Carney, Bethany Bennett, Alan and Christopher Gray; and great-grandchildren Justin Gray, Luke and Ryan Peterson, Kaitlynn and Kristin Bennett, and Emma Carney. Memorial donations may be made to North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department, 1755 Main St., Coventry, CT 06238. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at New Coventry Cemetery, Coventry. For condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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