|LILLIAN M. PETERSON
AVOCA-Lillian M. Peterson, 79, passed away Friday evening (Jan. 27, 2017) at her home on Loucks Pond, after a brief illness.
Born in Avoca on May 8, 1937 she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Florence (Cleeland) Schoonover. She was married at Loucks Pond to DeRoy J. Peterson, Jr., who predeceased her on May 4, 2007. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her brother, Warren Schoonover.
A graduate of Avoca Central School, Lillian was employed at Philips Lighting in Bath for many years.
She loved flowers and enjoyed making arrangements for weddings. Lillian also loved going to yard sales, oil painting and watching over Loucks Pond on her “Gator.”
Her loving family includes six children, Susan Murrey (Calvin Wells), Douglas Hall, Timothy Hall (Beverly Trowbridge), Scott (Caroline) Hall, Steve (Debbie) Hall and DeeAnn (Dave) Saltsman; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mildred O’Dell; as well as her nieces and nephews.
The Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St. in Avoca is honored to serve the family of Lillian M. Peterson.
A celebration of life will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 4, 2017) at the Howard Fire Department
Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.
Those wishing may contribute in her memory to CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, N.Y. 14870.
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