Shirley L. Peterson

Shirley L. Peterson, 74, of Chambers Street, Providence, passed away Monday January 15, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Peterson, Sr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Nellie E. (Watkins) Allen and the late Leonard A. Allen. Mrs. Peterson worked in the Purchasing Department for the State of Rhode Island for 33 years before retiring. Besides her mother she leaves two daughters, Dana Peterson-Fatuda and her husband Firmino Fatuda, Kimberley Peterson, one son, Robert W. Peterson, Jr., four sisters, Barbara Osborne, Deborah Allen, Dianne Dorvilier and Lisa Allen, five brothers, Leonard, Richard, Ronald, Robert and Roland Allen, five grandchildren, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Rita Allen. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Friday January 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Olney Street Baptist Church, 100 Olney Street, Providence with a service to follow at 11:30 AM. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Providence. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905 would be appreciated.


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