Francis Edward Peters

1888 Boston, Massachusetts 1964 Abington, MA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Timothee Edouard Pitre/Marie Leblanc); all known surname descendants:

                9           Francis Edward Peters  b: 29 December 1888  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 21 September 1964  North Abington, Plymouth, MA

                                    + Julia Elizabeth Boudreau  b: 13 February 1891  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; m: 31 January 1916  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [Benjamin/Catherine Levange]; d: 25 May 1920  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

                           10           Eleanor May Peters  b:  10 June 1918  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; d: 14 February 1988  Chicago, Cook, IL

                                             +Patrick Daniel Harrison  b: 28 March 1907  Co. Roscommon, Ireland; m: 2 June 1940  Houghs Neck, Quincy, MA [John/---]; d: 18 February 2004  Burlington, Middlesex, MA

                                            *2nd Husband of Eleanor May Peters:

                                             +--- Jozwiak    m: Bef. 1950

                                            *3rd Husband of Eleanor May Peters:

                                             +--- Thomas    m: 1954  Boston, Suffolk, MA


                               +2nd Wife of Francis Edward Peters:

                                    + Mary Edith Hopkins  b: 13 February 1891  East Jeddore, Halifax, NS; m: Abt. 1924 [John M./Margaret Arnold]; d: 3 August 1969  Abington, Plymouth, MA

                           10           Jeanne Elizabeth Peters  b: 15 March 1926  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; d: 19 May 2000  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                                             +Frank Xavier Barcellos  b: 30 April 1923  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; m: 1947  Braintree, Norfolk, MA; d: 25 February 2002  West Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA

                           10           Frank Edward Peters  b: 21 August 1927  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 4 September 1991  Quincy, Norfolk, MA

                                             +Patricia Orcutt    m: unknown  (divorced); d: Aft. September 1991

                           10           Rose Marie Peters  b: 26 March 1929  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                                             +Francis Vincent Weider  b: 6 October 1924  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; m: 6 November 1949  Houghs Neck, Quincy, MA [Louis F./Mary Caroline Lehmann]; d: 8 June 1986  Peabody, Essex, MA

                           10           Theodore Robert Peters  b: 21 July 1930  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; d: 15 January 1990  Clinton, Middlesex, CT

                                             +Elizabeth Louise Driscoll  b: 7 April 1936  Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m: 9 December 1955 [Frederick P./Anna L. Dickson]

                           10           Mary Patricia Peters  b: 29 July 1932  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 15 February 1998  Northbridge, Worcester, MA

                           10           John H. Peters  b: 4 August 1933  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 29 July 2005  Florida




Notes for Francis Edward Peters:


- 1920 Cambridge, Middlesex, MA:  Edward T. Peters 56 (carpenter), wife Mary 53, Charles 28, James 26, Noel 24; son Frank 31 (salesman), wife Julia 27, Ellenor 1 year 7 months.


- 1930


- 1940 Quincy, Norfolk, MA:  Frank Peters 61 salesman/auto dealer, wife Edith 44, Eleanor 21 waitress/restaurant, Jeanne 14, Frank 12, Rose 11, Theodore 9, Mary 7, John 6.


World War I registrations:  Frank Edward Peters, b. 29 Dec 1888 Boston; automobile dealer; wife & 4-month-old child; medium height; slender build; grey eyes & brown hair (Cambridge 1917)

WWII records:  Francis Edward Peters, 99 Stoughton St., Quincy, Norfolk, MA, age 53, b. Boston 29 Dec 1888; Mrs. Francis Peters same address; works for Beth. Steel Co.; 5'5 1/2", 140 lb., blue eyes, grey hair, light complexion; scar across bridge of nose; 26 Apr 1942 Quincy, MA.


Obituary:  The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), Tuesday, 22 September 1964:  Abington - Frank E. Peters, 75, of 707 Bedford Street, North Abington, died yesterday at his home after a long illness.  Born and educated in Boston, he had been an Abington resident for three years and had previously lived in Quincy for 40 years.  Mr. Peters was a retired machinist for the Walter Baker Chocolate Company, Milton.  He was a member of the Town River Yacht Club.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary (Hopkins) Peters; a stepson, Frank Hopkins in Escondido, Calif.; three sons, Frank E. Peters Jr. of Rockland, Theodore R. Peters of Trenton, Conn., and John H. Peters of North Abington; three daughters, Mrs. Jeanne E. Barcellos of South Weymouth, Mrs. Eleanor Jozweik of Chicago and Miss Mary P. Peters of Palmer; a brother, Albert T. Peters of Newburyport, and 17 grandchildren.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy.  Burial will be in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.  Visiting hours at the Deware Brothers Funeral Home will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Notes for Mary Edith Hopkins:

Obituary:  The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), Monday, 4 August 1969:  Abington - Mrs. Mary (Hopkins) Peters, of 66 Wales St., formerly of Quincy, died yesterday after a brief illness, at the Milford Alfred Nursing Home.  Wife of the late Frank E. Peters, Mrs. Peters was born in Nova Scotia and lived for about 20 years in Quincy.  She was a retired practical nurse.  She is survived by seven children: Frank and John Peters, of Pembroke; Mrs. Jean Barcellos, of South Weymouth; Miss Eleanor Jozwiak, of Chicago, Ill.; Frank Hopkins, Escondito, Calif.; Theodore Peters, of Clinton, Conn.; Mrs. Patricia Peters, of Palmer; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Visiting hours at the DeWare Brothers Funeral Home, Quincy, will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Funeral services will be held at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home, followed by a mass of requiem at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Houghs Neck, at 9 a.m.


Obituaries for the children:

Jeanne Elizabeth Peters:  The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), Monday, 22 May 2000:  West Bridgewater - Jeanne E. (Peters) Barcellos, 74, of West Bridgewater, a homemaker, died Friday at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a long illness.  Born in Cambridge, she lived in East Bridgewater for many years before moving to West Bridgewater for five years.  She enjoyed making ceramics and was a Girl Scout leader in Weymouth.  Mrs. Barcellos is survived by her husband, Frank X. Barcellos; a son, Paul Barcellos of Hanover; two daughters, Mary Frances Maples of California and Joane Victoria of Lakeville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held at 8 tonight at Wales-Prophett Funeral Home, East Bridgewater.  Burial will be at a later date in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  Visiting is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tombstone Inscription, Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable, MA:  Frank X Barcellos / M2  US Navy / World War II / Apr. 30, 1923 - Feb. 25, 2002 / Jeanne E.  his wife / Mar. 15, 1926 - May 19, 2000


Frank Edward Peters:  The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), Friday, 6 September 1991:  (photo) Weymouth - Frank E. Peters, 64, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, a 33-year employee of Boston Harbor Marina/Marina Bay, died Wednesday at Quincy Hospital after a seven-year battle with heart disease and related illnesses.  Mr. Peters spent his boyhood along the shore of Houghs Neck in Quincy.  As a young man he made his living digging clams there and in Squantum and Hull.  Later, he worked on several ships, including the Scelp out of Quincy Adams Yacht Club and the battleship USS Massachusetts.  He worked at Fore River shipyard and other local shipyards during his career.  Mr. Peters was a crane operator at Boston Harbor Marina.  His daughter, Sharon Peters, of Weymouth, said Thursday her father had a great love and respect for the sea.  He was concerned about pollution in Boston Harbor and feared that his grandchildren would not be able to enjoy the ocean wildlife or swim in clean Boston waters.  He supported and contributed to environmental and wildlife causes.  Mr. Peters, his daughter said, enjoyed classic literature and art but his greatest joy was in flowers and gardening.  He was especially fond of irises.  When inspired, he did oil paintings.  Another of his hobbies was building models of lobster boats and dories.  To his children, he stressed the importance of believing in one's work.  He lived in Pembroke for several years before moving to Weymouth.  Mr. Peters was born in Boston.  He attended Quincy schools.  He is survived by his former wife, Patricia (Orcutt) Peters; two sons, Edward Peters of Taunton and Thomas Peters of Plymouth; another daughter, Donna Holbrook of Kingston; a foster daughter, Catherine Devitt of Salem; a brother, John Peters of Florida; a sister, Jean Barcellos of Bridgewater; six grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Church of Squantum.  The cemetery service will be private.  Visiting hours are from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.  Donations may be made to The Way Up, North Quincy.  Arrangements were made by the Deware Funeral Home of Quincy.


Mary Patricia Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Northbridge, MA:  DESCHENE / (reverse) John J. Deschene / July 31, 1903 - June 1, 1994 / his wife / Evelyn D. Roy / May 10, 1913 - Oct. 19, 1988 / friend / Mary Peters / July 29, 1932 - Feb. 9, 1998




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Items in RED sourced from Holy Guardian Angels, L'Ardoise registers provided on Patrick B. Burke's website, L'Ardoise Cemetery and Memorial Records, and from birth registrations/baptismal records, marriage/death certificates online at Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics. 

- Massachusetts items in RED from online records.


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