John A. Peterson, 100, of East Hampton, beloved husband of the late Alice “Margie” Peterson died Tuesday Feb. 11th at Apple Rehab in Middletown. Born Nov. 16, 1919 in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth “Jenny” Peterson. John was a lifelong resident of East Hampton and attended Middletown and East Hampton schools. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Sergeant in the 43rd Infantry Division. John worked as a mechanic and owned his own service station in East Hampton for many years. He was an avid collector of antique cars and had one of the largest Packard Car collections. He was a member of the Belltown Antique Car Club, Eastern Packard Club, American Legion Post #64 in East Hampton and the VFW Post #5095 in East Hampton. He is survived by his two brothers and their spouses James and Bonnie Peterson, and Terrence and Karen Peterson all of East Hampton and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and his four sisters Mildred Moon, Dorothy Moon, Jean Rose and Pauline Sobolewski. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Apple Rehab for their special care to John and the special doggie visits he enjoyed so much. Funeral Services will be held Monday Feb. 17th at 11:00 AM in the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St East Hampton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30AM until the time of the service. Burial will be at a later date in the CT State Veteran’s Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post #64 55 Main St East Hampton, CT 06424.
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