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Gloria M. (Moore) Petersen

Gloria M. (Moore) Petersen, 87, of Ipswich and longtime of Sudbury, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the Blueberry Healthcare Center, Beverly, following her long illness. She was the wife of fifty-three years to the late Gordon C. Petersen.

Born in Framingham September 23, 1928, daughter of the late George A. and Georgia M. (Hogan) Petersen, she was raised in Sudbury and was a 1946 graduate of Sudbury High School. Gloria went on to attend the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston where she trained as a medical secretary. The Petersens were married in 1951 with her husband leaving the following day with the Army to Germany to serve his enlistment in the Korean Conflict.

Upon on discharge the Petersens made their home and raised their family in Sudbury. In addition to raising her family she had also been employed for many of years as a medical secretary at several private practices. In 2000 the Petersons relocated to Ipswich, and enjoyed living at their daughter’s Back Bay Farm.

She was a longtime member of the Sudbury United Methodist Church. Gloria will be remembered for the love she showed her family and her kindness to animals.

She is survived by a son, Gordon C. Petersen and his wife Sandra of CT; a daughter, Robin Petersen and her husband Peter Townsend of Ipswich; four grandchildren, Marcy Petersen, Heather Petersen BeVier and her husband Blake all of CT, Michael Townsend of Ipswich, and Samuel Townsend of NH; two great grandchildren, Blake and Madeline BeVier; two brothers, Richard A. Moore of ME and George A. Moore, Jr. of Groton and many nephews and nieces. She was the mother of the late Kyle Petersen, formerly of Ipswich.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Windrush Farm, 30 Brookview Road, Boxford, MA 01921.

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