Jean S. Peterson

RAYMOND — Jean S. Peterson, 86, of Raymond passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 17, 2012 surrounded by her family.

Jean was born in Everett, Mass. on Nov. 28, 1925, the daughter of Claude and Rena Sargent.

She attended local schools and graduated in 1943. She would often summer in Lubec, where she met her first husband, Roy Spear. They had four children together and made their home in Portland, where she was a homemaker. In 1973, she began her career with the W.H. Nichols Co. as a receptionist and retired as a buyer in 1992.

In 1976, she met her second husband, Pete Peterson. It was a true love story from the very beginning. They were married on her birthday in 1981. That same year, they purchased a lot on Sebago Lake, where they built their dream home the following year.

She was very proud of her home and family, which included her four stepchildren and their spouses. Each and every holiday was always celebrated at the lake, where she would always make you feel welcomed and special. One was always greeted with a big smile and hug. She received great joy from her seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She had a very big heart and was extremely supportive of her family.

Jean is predeceased by her husband Pete; sons Jim and John Spear; stepson Billy Peterson; brother Walter; and sister Thelma Molinari.

She is survived by her daughter Lynne Myhaver of Raymond; son Bob Spear of Gray; stepchildren Mark and Lori Perry of Falmouth, Stanley and Julie Greenburg of Falmouth and Jim Peterson of Scarborough; sister, Lorraine Dunn of Chelmsford, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.

There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service was held Monday, July 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Online condolences may be made to

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jean’s memory may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

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