Elizabeth “Betty” Peters

January 10th, 2017

Elizabeth A. Peters (Johnson), fondly known as “Betty” to her family and friends, age 82, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on January 9, 2017, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Betty was born in Wakefield, MA on November 8, 1934; she was the dear daughter of the late Albert and Marjorie Johnson. Betty was raised and educated in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School with the Class of 1951.

Betty married George Peters on October 23, 1955; the couple settled in Wilmington in 1956 where they raised a wonderful family of five children. Betty was a very devoted and loving mother and a wonderful homemaker. Betty’s unconditional love and support for her family was evident in everything she did. Betty beamed as she spoke of her children and grandchildren; she was very proud of all of them.

Betty was a woman of many talents and hobbies; she was very musically inclined and could play the piano beautifully. Betty had a lovely singing voice and she enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to sing and play the piano.

Betty was an avid bowler; she belonged to a few bowling leagues throughout the years and made many friends along the way. In her spare time, Betty also enjoyed working in her yard and she had quite a “green thumb”.

Betty had a passion for helping others; for many years, she was involved in the A.I.M. (Access is Mandatory) group in Wilmington. Betty volunteered her time helping others in need and was always willing to go over and above for anyone.

Betty was also involved with the P.E.O. Sisterhood of International Women Helping Woman. This is a group that helps Women reach for the stars and make the most of their potential through scholarships, career opportunities, and help with everyday living. Betty was proud of being part of an organization that was changing lives for the better.

Betty will be fondly remembered as a remarkable woman, helpful, kind, and caring. Betty would go out of her way to help anyone in need and was always there for her family and friends. Betty will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty was the beloved wife of George A. Peters, devoted mother 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 “Grammy” of Valerie & Jeffrey Peters, Christopher & Sandra Dudash, Pamela, Michele & Michael Woodland, “Great-Grammy” of Ravyn and Victoria. Cherished daughter of the late Albert and Marjorie (Scott) Johnson, dear sister of Harry Johnson of Acton, MA, Carl Johnson & wife Carla of North Carolina and the late Linda Maxfield. Betty is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.

At Betty’s request her Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to A.I.M. (Access is Mandatory), c/o Bertha DePrez, 314 Salem St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA


10 Entries in Guest Book for “Elizabeth “Betty” Peters”

  1. Kevin P. Doherty says:

    George and Family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  2. Peter Longo says:

    Uncle George, Jimmy, Sharon, Kenny, Laurie and Greg…I am so sorry to hear about Auntie Betty’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I will always remember her great sense of humor. She was a loving and caring aunt.

  3. Jack Quinn says:

    George, Jimmy, Sharon, Kenny, Laurie and Greg. I am very sorry to hear about Betty’s passing.
    She was a very special lady that was like a second mom to most Jims friends during those late teen years.
    So many great memories at the Peters home where we were always welcome. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. Markspiller says:

    Jimmy I’m sorry for the loss of your mother my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family

  5. Teresa Ayer says:

    Laurie and family,

    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    Teresa (Valente) Ayer

  6. Charlie Wayman says:

    Pat and Charlie Wayman are so sad and sorry for the families loss. Thoughts and prayers are being prayed your way. George; this time we can cry for real and not just for a card. God bless you and your family.

  7. Fran Romano says:

    Dear Jim, Dot, Val, and Jeff (and extended family),

    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I know how you loved Jim’s mother and what a kind and loving soul she was. My sincere sympathy to each of you at this very sad time. May she rest in peace.


  8. Gordon Kent says:

    Laurie and Dave
    I am so sorry for your loss. She certainly was a remarkable woman. May she be at peace. Prayers of Peace for you all.

  9. Joanne (Bowman) Valente says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our Fairmeadow road family is getting smaller with each passing year. May Betty rest in peace now.

  10. joe bradley says:

    So sorry to hear of the lose of Betty.George prayers are sent to you and your family in this sad time.

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