Robert Lawrence Peterson
1932 ∼ 2018
Robert Lawrence Peterson, 85, formerly of Dighton, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Raynham after a long illness. Born in Nantucket on July 5, 1932, Bob was the son of the late Annie Clifton Peterson and the late Carlton Everett Peterson. Raised in Bridgewater, Bob graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1950 where he played football and baseball. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served two years during the Korean War. Bob worked for many years at Draka Cableteq in North Dighton, retiring in 1996.
Bob is survived by his sister, Carlene Freeman of Bridgewater, and his brother, Donald Peterson of Wrentham. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews, including his caregivers Barbara Freeman, Cheryl Yasi, and Diane Fowler. He is also survived by his many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Bob enjoyed fishing, boating, and reading about lighthouses and Nantucket. He spent many hours watching live-streams of osprey and eagle nests. Bob was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He also liked his trips to the Bell Road Visitor’s Center in Bourne to watch boats on the Cape Cod Canal.
A grave side service will be held at a later date.
Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Life Care Center of Raynham, 546 South Street East, Raynham, MA 02767.