Jean F. (Craven) Peterson

August 6, 2007

Jean F. (Craven) Peterson

JEAN F.(CRAVEN)PETERSON – in Woburn, Monday, August 6th, beloved wife of Raynold D. Peterson. Dear mother of James M. McNulty and his companion Karen Oldham of Woburn and the late Cheryl McNulty and stepmother of Brian and Christina Peterson, Bonnie and Leon Miller, Cheryl, Paul and Glen Peterson Dear sister of the late Ruth E. Malonson, Robert E. and Michael Craven. Loving sister-in-law of Lillian Craven of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 9th, at 12 noon. A calling hour will be held one hour prior to the service from 11 to noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Hallmark Health Hospice, 100 Hospital Road, Malden, MA 02148.

OBITUARY:

Jean F. (Craven) Peterson, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, August 6th. The beloved wife of Raynold D. Peterson, she was seventy-five years of age. Born in Woburn, Jean was the daughter of the late Michael S. and Margaret F. (O’Brien) Craven. Jean was raised and educated in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School. She was the devoted mother of two children and in later years the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren all of whom she cherished. In addition to her family, she loved to travel throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Jean also enjoyed music and dancing and was an extraordinary polka dancer and loved to shop. In 1980, she married Raynold “Ray” Peterson, to whom she was devoted to for twenty-six years. They resided on the West Side of Woburn where she maintained beautiful flower gardens around their property. Additionally, Jean was a nurse’s aid at the Woburn Rehabilitation Center when it first opened and later worked at the Gables as a home health aid. Over a period of years, she provided exceptional care on her own personal time for a number of elders in the final months. Jean also had a great love for cats and one very special pet named “Sam”. Most recently, Jean and her husband resided in Woburn’s Senior Housing where every day around three o’clock, Jean would have her friends over for coffee and conversation. Jean could not do enough for people and was truly a loving and caring, wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver and friend.

Jean was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl McNulty, who passed away in 2002, her brothers Robert and Michael Craven and her sister, Ruth Malonson.

She is survived by her husband, Raynold D. Peterson, her son James M. McNulty and his companion, Karen Oldham, of Woburn, her stepchildren, Brian and Christina Peterson, Bonnie and Leon Miller, Cheryl, Paul and Glen Peterson, her sister-in-law, Lillian Craven of Woburn and eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 9th, at 12 noon. A calling hour will be held one hour prior to the service from 11 to noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Hallmark Health Hospice, 100 Hospital Road, Malden, MA 02148.

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  1. To: The Peterson, McNulty, Craven & Malonson Families:
    From: Stephen & Robin Mason

    Unfortunately we are not able to attend the services today for Jean, but we wanted to extend our deepest sympathy.

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. She was such a wonderful person with always a smile on her face. We are old friends of the Malonson’s and remember most of Jean was her quick sense of humor. Again please accept our heartfelt sympathy to all your family.

    The Mason’s

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