George A. Peters

April 29th, 2020

George A. Peters, age 88, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on April 28, 2020.

George was born in Reading, MA on June 16, 1931; he was the cherished son of the late John and Josephine (Gallant) Peters. George was raised in Reading and graduated from Reading High School.

George married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Peters on October 23, 1955. They moved to Wilmington in 1957, where they raised their five children, James, Kenneth, Sharon, Laurie and Gregory. George was a devoted father who enjoyed making memories and spending time with his family. He and Betty spent much of their time at their kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events.

George worked as a Reproductive Artist at Wright Printing Company for many years. He enjoyed his job and was very proud of what he did.

In his spare time, George enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards.

George belonged to Knights of Columbus for many years.

George never tired of playing cribbage. He would play for hours on end, and he especially loved to play with family. He would joke constantly about giving other players good cards, and he delighted in flipping over his cards one by one in hopes of a good hand. George would play with anyone who knew how to play. When his great grandson, Morgan, visited last fall as an infant, George would ask, “Is he going to play this time?”

George was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Johnson) Peters, devoted father of James Peters & wife Dorothy of Derry, NH, Kenneth Peters & wife Linda of Nottingham, NH, Sharon Dudash & husband Edward of Deltona, FL, Laurie Woodland & husband David of Shirley, MA and Gregory Peters of Wilmington, MA. Loving “Papa” of Valerie (Peters) Thomforde & Jeffrey Peters, Christopher & Sandra MacArthur, Pamela, Michele & Michael Woodland, “Great-Papa” of Ravyn, Victoria and Morgan. Cherished son of the late John and Josephine (Gallant) Peters, dear brother of Reginald Peters of Reading, Theresa Berard of CA and Rose Brady of Methuen. George is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Due to the current situation of the Coronavirus and for everyone’s safety, the Peters family has decided to have a private service at this time.

Memorial donations in George’s name may be made to A.I.M. (Access is Mandatory), c/o Gloria Diehl, 12 Hamlin Lane, Wilmington, MA 01887.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “George A. Peters”

  1. Kevin P. Doherty says:

    To George’s family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. George was a real Gentleman. May he RIP.

  2. Janice Quandt says:

    OH George, I am so sorry for your loss and will remember both you and Betty forever. A wonderful couple with plenty of love for all. You are now in the palms of the Lord and there you will be forever. God bless you both .

  3. Fran Romano says:

    Jim, Dot, and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear dad/”Papa”. I know he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

    Love and Hugs,


  4. Stephen Longo says:

    A wonderful family man and one of my favorite uncles. He was a good influence on me as a teenager. He will be greatly missed at all the family gatherings.

  5. Sally Dichiara says:

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the Peters Family. I will miss playing with George in our cribbage league.

  6. Dan & Lois Benjamin says:

    A man who loved his family, always a smile, loved his cards and loved his times at the K of C in Wilmington, George was always there for his Mom & Dad, a highball, a few games of Cribbage, a run over to Reggie’s. Though I was not a Peters I will always remember him …… ‘’may his pegs move quickly and may he get that 29 point hand on his way!!’’ ????…George was a good man!!????

  7. Susan Devlin says:

    My sympathies go out to George’s family, especially to Reggie and Bill whom I play cribbage with at the K of C. Know that George will be missed and that when we are able to gather again, we will enjoy reminiscing about him. He will never be forgotten.

  8. Bob Ducey says:

    And 30 is a go. George ,you have gone to eternal rest and we hope to reunite with your beloved Betty. You will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know you. Monday nights will not be the same.

  9. Kevin and Ashley Chenery says:

    Uncle Jim, Auntie Dot, Val & Jeff:
    We were so sorry to hear about George’s passing. Ash and I are thinking about you and sending our love long-distance.

  10. Joe raso says:

    Was George boss at acme printing one of the best

  11. Laura Thomforde says:

    Jim, Dottie, Val and Stephen, and Jeffrey and Liz,

    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I know that he will forever be in your hearts.

    Sending our love.

  12. Paglia Family says:

    Rest in peace. May the perpetual light shine upon you. God bless and keep you.

  13. Stanley Souza says:

    Our deep condolences on the loss of your Dad. We are very saddened to hear of his passing. He was a great guy who was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved to Wilmington. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly wave. I enjoyed our conversations out in the yard…he was always asking how my kids were, or how my folks were doing. Both he and Betty were the best neighbors you could ask for.
    Rest in Peace George – The Souza Family

  14. George Hooper says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a true gentleman, a great guy that will be truly missed.

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