Obituaries

Carolyn R. (Evans) Peters

July 18th, 2016


Carolyn R. Peters (Evans), age 76, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on July 17, 2016.

Carolyn was born on April 1, 1940 in Lebanon, New Hampshire; she was the cherished daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Evans. As a young girl, Carolyn, moved with her family to Lynnfield, Massachusetts, where she was raised and educated. Carolyn was a graduate of Wakefield High School with the Class of 1959.

On October 31, 1959, Carolyn married her “sweetheart” and best friend Gerald Peters; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1960 where they raised their family. Carolyn was known to be a “homebody” who enjoyed making a nice home for her family. She was also a very devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. Carolyn and Gerry along with their family shared many great years together before his passing in June of 2002.

In her spare time, Carolyn loved to take care of her plants, do puzzles, and play cards; especially cribbage and uno.

Carolyn will be fondly remembered as a sweet lady, very kind and helpful; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Carolyn was the beloved wife of the late Gerald L. Peters, devoted mother of Debbi Hanlon & her husband Michael of Merrimack, NH, Dave Peters and his wife Pam of Dracut, and Scott Peters and his wife Susan of Exeter, RI. Loving “Nana” of Elisha, Michael, and Bryan Hanlon of Merrimack, NH, Rachel, Angela, Joshua, and Jacob Peters of Dracut, and Haylee Peters of Exeter, RI. Dear daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Carter) Evans, sister of Alita Grace of Plainfield, NH, the late William Evans, and Evelyn Joyce. Carolyn is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

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  1. Dan Woods says:

    Rest in Peace Carol…..Patches is in good hands

  2. Michelle DiFava & Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. All of her neighbors will certainly miss her, and her very thoughtful concern for our neighborhood through all of the years.

    Michelle, Steve, Eric & Victor DiFava

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