Joseph Leander Peters

1900 Rollo Bay, PEI 1900 Melrose, MA



Continuation of tree (1st child of Peter Daniel Peters/Mary Agnes McPhee); all known surname descendants:

                 9          Joseph Leander Peters  b: 15 December 1900  St. Alexis, Rollo Bay, PEI; d: 13 September 1987  Melrose, Middlesex, MA

                                    +Mary Gertrude Phalen  b: 20 September 1906  Bridgeport, Cape Breton, NS; m: 18 August 1935  Sacred Heart, Newton, Middlesex, MA [Edward/Mary Ann Gallivan]; d: 17 March 1990  Melrose, Middlesex, MA

                          10             Leo Francis Peters  b: 14 August 1937  Melrose, Middlesex, MA; d: Aft. June 2016

                                                +Joan Catherine Anderson  b: 27 December 1938  Boston, Suffolk, MA: m: 20 May 1961  St. Mary, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA [Andrew/Mary Irene McDougall]; d: 23 June 2016  Middleton, Essex, MA



Notes for Joseph Leander Peters:


- 1940 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts:  Joseph Peters 39 truck driver/wholesale bakery, wife Mary G. 33, Francis L. 2 [50 Maple Street]

- 1950 Melrose, Middlesex, MA:  Joseph L. Peters 49 truck driver/food, wife Mary G. 43 assembles radios/radio, Leo F. 12.

Border crossing:  Leo Peters, Vanceboro, ME; 24 Oct 1922 b. Rollo Bay; age 22; father Peter D. Peters; headed for East Boston, MA; uncle Leo Chisholm.


WWII Records:  Joseph Leander Peters, res. 3 Fairmount St., Melrose, MA; b. 15 Dec 1900 PEI; contact wife Mrs. Mary J. Peters; 5' 10", 170 lbs., hazel eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 15 Feb 1942 Melrose, MA.


Obituary:  Mercury-Melrose Evening News (MA), Tuesday, 15 September 1987:  Joseph L. Peters died after a lengthy illness at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose on Sunday, September 13.  He was 86.  Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and a Melrose resident for 50 years, Mr. Peters was a truck driver for Friend Brothers, Kiley's, and Stop & Shop companies until his retirement in 1965.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church, and St. Mary's Holy Name Society.  Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Mary (Phalen) Peters; a son, Leo F. Peters of Melrose; three sisters, Anne MacEwen, Sarah Fraser, and Louise Brown, all of Canada; a brother, Alphonsus Peters of Canada; and four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Susan, Carolyn, and Jennifer Peters.  The funeral, from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, will be on Wednesday, September 16 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m.  The interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.


Tombstone Inscription, Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, MA:  PETERS / Joseph L. / 1900 - 1987 / Mary G. / 1906 - 1990


Notes for Mary Gertrude Phalen:

Obituary:  Boston Globe (MA), Sunday, 18 March 1990:  Peters - Of Melrose, March 17 Mary G. (Phalen).  Wife of the late Joseph L. Peters.  Mother of Leo F. Peters of Melrose.  Sister of John D. Phalen of Brighton, Sister Mary Norbert of Nova Scotia and the late William J. Phalen, Veronica MacKinnon and Sister Anne Elizabeth.  Grandmother of Elizabeth M. Peters of New York, Susan J., Carolyn A. and Jennifer L. Peters all of Melrose.  Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday March 20 at 9:00 a.m.  Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:00.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Monday 7-9 p.m. only.



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Last updated:  22 June 2022.