James W. Petersen of Lowell

James W. Petersen of Lowell died June 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was married to Helene E. (Turcotte) Petersen with whom he would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2019.

Born in Somerville, MA on September 6, 1932, he was the son of the late Hans A. and Mabel (McKay) Petersen.   He graduated from Burlington High School with the class of 1951, received his Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering, and received his B.S. in Engineering Management from Fitchburg State College.

He served in the Army National Guard as a Private First Class during the Korean War. He retired from Raytheon as an Administrator in the Engineering Dept. in May, 1992.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, St. Michael’s Church in Lowell and St. Francis Church in Dracut. He was the past Treasurer of the Knickerbocker Athletic Club in S. Lowell, member of the Raytheon Tennis and Golf Leagues, Tyngsboro Country Club, Lowell Lodge of Elks #87, The Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society at St. Michael’s Church, Lowell Camera Club, Lowell Underwater Diving Club, and past member of the Burlington Civil Defense.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Maureen Daniell and her husband John of Tyngsboro, Kim Hapenny and her former husband James of Tyngsboro, and Elise Petersen of Tyngsboro; a son, James Petersen Jr. and his wife Sandra of Hudson, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Gregory Daniell and his wife Kelly, Jessica (Petersen) Katsoulis and her husband Demitri, Michael Daniell and his wife Michelle, James W. III and his wife Vanessa, Heleene Agrella and Taylor and Tyler Hapenny. He was also the great grandfather of Oliver Daniell, Ava Daniell, Kaylee and Alivia Katsoulis.

No visiting hours.  Family requests attendance at the Funeral Mass on Friday at 9AM at St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford. Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford.   Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.   ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


15 Condolences for James W. Petersen of Lowell

    Janice Petersen

    Jimmy was a kind, caring person. Whenever you met him and Helene at a wedding, or other event they always made you feel a real part of the family. I’m sure he will be missed by Helene and his children.

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    Pauline & Bill Serwatka/24 Wildflower

    Jim we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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      Sandra Petersen

      Thank you so much, your thoughts and prayers mean the world to us. Sincerely, Jim and Sandra Petersen

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    Lisa & Roger St.Germain

    Jim always had a smile to give to anyone he met. He was a loving man who will leave a forever heartfelt feeling with family & friends
    May your memories of Love & Laughter keep you strong through this difficult time
    Love & Prayers to the Petersen Family

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      Sandra Petersen

      Dear Lisa and Saint, Thank you so much for all your love and support, it means the world to us. So glad you were there for us. We will always cherish the memories,love and laughter we shared with Papa. Sincerely, Sandra and Jim

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    Linda m Spreadbury

    REST IN PEACE UNCLE JIM . MY HEART IS HEAVY TODAY , HELENE IAM SO SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN . MAY GOD COMFORT YOU love lINDA SPREADBURY aka PETERSEN

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    Brenda

    My sincere condolences to family and friends. It is very sad to lose a loved one, as there is never enough time spent with them. May you find comfort in your memories, and may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, help you to cope. He gives us his promise at Revelation 21:3,4 to wipe away every tear and put an end to pain and death. May this hope bring comfort and strength to your heart.

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    Joyce Kane

    Jimmy and Sandy, I’m so sad to read this about Jim. I worked with him at Raytheon and everyone loved him, he was always up beat and a friend to all. My sympathies.

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      Sandra Petersen

      Dear Joyce, Thank you so very much. Jim was definitely a loving and caring up beat type of guy, whom loved all his family and friends. Forever apart of us. Sincerely Sandra and Jim

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    George and Lori

    So very sorry for your loss, may your memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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      Sandra Petersen

      Dear Lori and George, Thank you so very much for being with us during this time. Our memories will be sure to bring us peace and comfort in the days ahead. All our Love Sandra and Jim

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        Sandra Petersen

        Dear Lori and George, Thank you so very much for being with us during this time. Our memories will be sure to bring us peace and comfort in the days ahead. All our Love Sandra and Jim

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    Lisa and Richard Hamel

    I thoughts and prayers are with the family Jimmy was such a kind gentle soul who always smiled Jimmy and Helene we’re always so pleasant being in their company many years of memories I’m sure will be remembered by all Hold Your Precious Memories close to your heart for memories can never be taken away

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    Ellen Smith

    To the Peterson Family I will always remember what a pleasure it was growing up with your family and mine and friends… I wish you all The Joy in your Memories of your Beloved Husband Father Etc I will always keep him and all of you in my heart and prayers…

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