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Joanne M. Peterson

Joanne M. Peterson, 60, of McDonough, NY, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY.

Joanne was born in Oxford, NY on December 21, 1948, a daughter of George Riley Howe, Sr. and the late Lenora Hurlburt Howe. She was a former member of the Calvary Episcopal Church in McDonough and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Oxford. She attended the German Baptist Church. She worked at Gilbert's Machine and Tool prior to its closing. She was a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross and a member of the Red Cross in Norwich. She was a member and past secretary of the South Otselic Fire Department and a member of the emergency squad. She also served as the former Town Clerk of McDonough and worked at the Oxford School cafeteria.

In addition to her father, Riley G. Howe of McDonough, she is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bruce Peterson, Sr., of McDonough; her children, Lisa (Gary) Busby of Cortland, Lenora (William) Farrow of McDonough, and Bruce (Nadine Kiggins) Peterson, Jr. of Norwich. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Rachael (Tony) Ryan, Brittany and Chelsea Tewksbury, William, Kristy, Joey, and Jacob Farrow, and Brian Peterson; a brother, George (Anna) Howe, Jr. of Colesville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her infant twin sisters, Jean and Joan Howe, and a sister, Janet DeForest.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Mark Giroux officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, German, at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Joanne may be directed to the family.

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The sorrow of the faithful
is not that of permanent loss,
but the tender sense of sadness
that comes in saying good-bye for now
to someone we love.
May today's sorrow give way
to the peace and
comfort of God's love.-Uncle Bruce,Lisa,Lenora & Bud---you are in our thoughts and prayers.I have no doubt Aunt Jo is with Mom and Gramma now.Peace be with you.

Jim,Cindy & Nick DeForest Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Riley,Bruce & Family--"He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels."- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In Sympathy,
Avery & Genny

Avery & Geneva Torrey Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are truly sorry for your loss.

The Waltz Family Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Our family's hearts go out to each of you as you experience this time of tremendous loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. Lenora, you are in my thoughts because of what I recently went through, and how you and Willy supported me through it. Your flowers at my dad's funeral just this past week were so beautiful and appreciated. Wish I could be there to support you during this time. I'm there with you in spirit, and you are in our family's prayers. May God comfort you in a way that only He can.



Mike & Roberta Temple Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in knowing she is in a better place and find comfort in your memories of her.

Diana (Morley) Chosy Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Riley: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. May the Loving God give you and your family comfort in the days to come.

Lou Caruana Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family. You are very special friends and Joanne will be missed dearly.

Jennie Carpenter Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember Joanne and our "corky" talks on the CB radio at Beadles trailer park (especially when she came over our tv set)!
God Bless you guys!

Paul Carpenter Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. It has been a long time since we were neighbors in Pitcher and she babysat the girls

Lynn & Norman Wood Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear of the family's loss. My sister was once married to Joannes brother George. I always thought the family was a very loving close family. God Bless you all and may she rest in peace.

Wendi,Lapuszynski,Stone Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

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