Joseph Vincent Cornelius Peters

1911 Fairfield, Maine 1991 Fairfield, Maine



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Gilbert Pitre/Mary Couturier); all known surname descendants:

                 9        Joseph Vincent Cornelius Peters  b: 17 September 1911  Fairfield, Somerset, ME; d: 28 December 1991  Fairfield, Somerset, ME

                                  +Wilma F. Lavoie  b: Abt. 1914  Idaho; m: 17 September 1935  Fairfield, Somerset, ME; d: 6 September 1968  Waterville, Kennebec, ME

                          10          Janice Marie Peters  b: 27 August 1936  Waterville, Kennebec, ME; d: 8 March 1996  Towson, Baltimore, MD

                                           +George Francis (Fernandes) Jardin (aka Gardin)  b: 22 February 1928  Hudson, Middlesex, MA; m: 18 September 1954  Maine [Frank/Mary Techera]; d: 30 July 2004  Bel Air, Harford, MD

                                        *2nd Husband of Janice Marie Peters:

                                           +Emile Alfred Landry  b: 2 February 1933; m: 7 July 1979  Maine; d: 30 July 2003  Oakland, Kennebec, ME

                          10          James A. Peters  b: 8 May 1938  Waterville, Kennebec, ME; d: 28 December 2008  Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, MA


                          10          Janine A. Peters  b: Abt. 1945; d: Aft. January 2009 

                                           +--- Loughran

                                         *2nd Husband of Janine Peters:

                                           +--- Prewitt


                           * 2nd Wife of Joseph Vincent Cornelius Peters:

                                  +Winona Berrie (Mullen)  b: 14 December 1908  Millinocket, Penobscot, ME; m: Aft. 1965 [Albert C./Ethel M. Thompson]; d: 12 October 2005  Augusta, Kennebec, ME



Notes for Joseph Vincent Cornelius Peters:


- 1940 Fairfield, Somerset, Maine:  Vincent C. Peters 29 manager/filling station, wife Wilma F. 26, Janice 4, James 2 [193 Main Street]

- 1950 Fairfield, Somerset, ME:  Vincent C. Peters 38 owner/service station, wife Wilma F. 36, Janice M. 13, James A. 10, Janine A. 4, widowed mother Mary T. Peters 68.

Notes for Winona Berrie:

Obituary:  Morning Sentinel (Waterville, ME), Thursday, 13 October 2005:  Fairfield - Winona B. Peters, 96, formerly of Fairfield went to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, 2005, at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.  She was born in Millinocket on Dec. 14, 1908, the daughter of the late Albert C. and Ethel M. (Thompson) Berrie.  She was a graduate of Classical High School, Providence, R.I., class of 1927.  In 1931, she graduated from Colby College in Waterville where she was Phi Mu.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Martin J. Mullen in 1965, and was predeceased by her second husband, Vincent C. Peters, in 1991.  Mrs. Peters was a high school teacher for 37 years in Fairfield and Waterville, retiring from Waterville in the late 1960s.  She and her husband, Martin J. Mullen, owned and operated Mullen's Jewelry Store in Fairfield from 1947 to 1965.  Mrs. Peters was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association, N.E.A., and Delta Kappa Gamma.  She was also Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Fairfield, and was Past Grand Matron for the Order of Eastern Star of Maine.  Mrs. Peters enjoyed knitting and crocheting, hooking rugs, needle point, and being with her family and friends.  Mrs. Peters was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairfield since 1931.  She was a Sunday school teacher, treasurer, belonged to the Golden Rule Philathea Class, deaconess, and held many other capacities at the church.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Berrill, Albert and Clinton Berrie; and a sister, Norma Perry.  She is survived by her two children, Douglas B. Mullen and his wife, Sandra T., of Fairfield and Linda L. McPhail and her husband, Sherwin, of Benton; a sister, Bernice Libby of Ellsworth; six grandchildren, Berrie C. Mullen and his wife, Julie, of Falmouth, Martin J. Martin of Concord, N.H., Gretchen Fletcher of Elliot, Stephen Oliver and his companion, Darlene, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Peter Oliver of Bangor and Karen McPhail of Benton; and 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the First Baptist Church on Newhall Street in Fairfield, with the Rev. David Johnston officiating.  Private burial will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield.  Following the service, there will be a reception downstairs at the church to share conversation and refreshments.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Baptist Park, P.O. Box 498, Mapleton, ME 04757.  Arrangements are with Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

Obituaries for the children:

Janice M. Peters:  The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), Saturday, 9 March 1996:  Landry, Janice Marie.  On Friday, March 8, 1996 Janice Marie Landry in Towson, MD.  She was born in Waterville, Maine on August 27, 1936, the daughter of the late Vincent C. and Wilma (LaVoie) Peters.  A graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield, ME., she later received her LPN at Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute in Fairfield, ME.  Ms. Landry has been a health care nurse for Kennebec Regional Health in Waterville, ME, and was most recently employed as a nurse at Volmers Nursing and Care Facility in Vassalboro, ME.  Ms. Landry was a resident of Waterville, Maine before returning to Maryland in January to be with her three daughters.  While in Maine, Ms. Landry was an officer of St. Theresa's Ladies Guild; an officer of the Cascade Grange, and previously served as Town Health Officer for the Town of Oakland.  Survivors include three daughters, Jane (Gardin) Backert of Baltimore, MD., Jean (Gardin) (Jones) Arno of Havre deGrace, MD., and Gardin (Gardin) Carroll of Baltimore, MD, a brother James E. Peters of Fairfield, ME, a sister Janine Loughran of Fort Wayne, Indiana, two granddaughters Jeanette (Jones) Merrill of Waterville, ME and Julie Arno of Havre deGrace, MD., a step-mother Winona (Berry) (Mullins) Peters of Fairfield, ME, former husband George F. Gardin of Bel Air, MD. (married in 1954) and former husband Emile A. Landry of Oakland, ME. (married in 1978) and three nieces.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, Fairfield, ME.


James A. Peters:  Morning Sentinel (Waterville, ME), Wednesday, 7 January 2009:  Fairfield - James A. Peters, 70, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, from advanced pancreatic cancer brought on from many years of severe diabetes.  He passed away quietly at the VA Hospital in Roxbury, Mass.  Born May 8, 1938, in Waterville, Jim was the son of Vincent C. and Wilma (LaVoie) Peters of Fairfield.  Vincent Peters was the founder of Peters' Gas & Oil service in 1955.  Upon graduating from Colburn Classical Institute, James Peters went into the Army and served with the 5th S&T Transportation BN at Fort Carson, Colo., from 1961 to 1963 during the Panama Canal conflict.  He was also present and witnessed the construction of the Norad Military Base at that time.  Jim is survived by his two married daughters, Lisa Fernands and Tammy Richards; his sister, Janine Prewitt; his aunt, Marguerite Emery; four nieces, one great-niece, one great-great-niece, and a vast number of cousins.  He was predeceased by his sister, Janice Landry.  The family will hold a committal service in the spring at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield where, per his wishes, Jim will be laid to rest behind his father's headstone. 


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