Michael L. Peterson, 70, Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion member

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Michael L. Peterson
Michael L. Peterson

Michael L. Peterson, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 70.

He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Nov. 11, 1944, to Lawrence and Winnifred Peterson.

Michael was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and the America Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family and riding his Victory motorcycle on many excursions.

Michael is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia “Patty” Peterson; daughters, Shannon Peterson, Nicole Peterson and Tami Gotto; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Gayle Salemme; and brother, Jeffrey Peterson.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 5709 Murrayville Road, officiated by the Rev. Arnold Griffin. A reception will follow at the church gathering hall.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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