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Frances Larson Thompson Peterson

April 3, 1929 — February 20, 2019

Frances Larson Thompson Peterson (Fran), 89, of Bradenton, FL and Chelmsford MA passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019 with her family at her side at her daughter & son in-law's home in Chelmsford MA after a long illness. Fran was a loving mother and grandmother. She was kind, gentle and energetic woman who was an inspiration to all. She will be deeply missed but leaves a legacy of wonderful memories. Fran has said that death is more universal than life as everyone dies but not everyone lives. …And live she did, to the fullest.

Fran was born on April 3, 1929 to Sophia M Larson in Falconer, NY and graduated from Falconer High School. She attended Jamestown Community College for accounting and real estate. Fran worked for the Jamestown Post Journal for ten years and the Ironstone Restaurant. She owned and operated the Boniwood Restaurant for many years with her late husband, Lehman G./"Pete" Peterson before retiring to Florida in 1980.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Thompson Francisco (Jim) and three grandchildren, Emily, Jennifer and Matthew of Washington DC, Ithaca NY, and Chelmsford, MA, a sister, Mary Fedorka of Bradenton, FL, several nieces and nephews and so many dear friends. Frances was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence J. "Tommy" Thompson , 1975 , her second husband, Lehman G. "Pete" Peterson, 1996 and daughter Sharon A. Thompson, 2008, her parents, a brother Dr. Edwin Larson, two sisters, Bertha and Maxine, two nephews Timothy Watson and Dr. Nicholas Fedorka and a niece, Diane Sykes.

In honoring her request, there will be no visitation or calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Paulist Center, 5 Park St. Boston, MA on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00. Memorials to be held in Jamestown NY and Bradenton FL later this Spring.

The family suggests that Memorials be made to:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
220 North Main Street
Natick, MA 01760

American Cancer Society
3 Speen Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Paulist Center
5 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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