Mary J. Peterson

Nov 25, 2019
Mary Peterson

Bangor — Mary Janet Peterson, 94, passed away peacefully Nov. 20, 2019, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born April 15, 1925, in Corinna, the daughter of Irving and Hildred (Nichols) Wentworth.

She attended school in Dexter and following graduation she worked for the federal government in Portland and Bangor. She married Stanley W. Peterson Sr. in September 1947. They spent their married life living in Belfast, where she worked for the Selective Service and FHA. They retired in 1975 and started spending their winters in Jensen Beach, Fla., where she worked at Holiday Out after the passing of Stanley in 1985. She continued to spend winters in Florida until 2012, when she moved to Boyd Place in Bangor. As with all places she lived, she made many dear friends at Boyd Place.

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Stanley; her brother, Herbert Wentworth; her daughter-in-law, Arneta Peterson; and her son in-law, James Brunette. She is survived by her sons, James Peterson and wife Mary-Lou, Stanley Peterson and wife Rachel; a daughter, Sharon Brunette; grandchildren Matt, Jesse, Danny, Kevin, Vova, Amanda, Brian and Erica; great-grandchildren Addie Soren, Boden, Brooklyn, Calvin and Ruslan; step-grandchildren Emma and Robie.

Lastly the family wanted to give their thanks and appreciation to St. Joseph’s Home Healthcare and Hospice for all their tender loving care and support.

Relatives and friends are welcome to visit with the family from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Boyd Place, 21 Boyd St., Bangor. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Andrew Files, chaplain of St. Joseph Hospital, officiating. All are invited to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith immediately following the service.

Those wishing to remember Mary in a special way may make gifts in her memory to St. Joseph Home Healthcare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402-1638. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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