Ms. Carol A. Peters, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 82.
Carol was born November 11, 1938 in Newton a daughter of the late Edward W. and Ruth E. (Houlihan) Peters. A graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton she then graduated from the Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School.
Carol had worked as a secretary for Raytheon Corporation in Washington, DC and later in Waltham. She had also held various secretarial and administrative positions in various offices in greater Boston. Carol was an avid reader and will be lovingly remembered as a dear sister and friend.
She leaves her cherished sister, Mary R. Ventresco of Waltham (late Robert P. Ventresco Sr. who died Feb. 29, 2020) and her beloved nephew, Robert Ventresco Jr. of Quincy and his fiancée, Eliza Wilson of Martha's Vineyard.
Family and friends will honor Carol's life by gathering for a calling hour from 9 - 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13th in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rt. 20), Waltham before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorials in her name may be made to Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135 www.thehome.org
A note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love and support, give them a virtual hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.
Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.