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25 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 582-8129
Fax: (860) 589-9944
Barbara Peterson

Barbara M. Peterson (Biggs)

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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Barbara Peterson, 87, of Bristol, wife of Thomas “Tom” Peterson, passed away at home on Sept. 21, 2019. Born on July 6, 1932 in Framingham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Welch) Biggs. Barbara was a librarian for 20 years at the Bristol Public Library. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Church and was very active in the church. Barbara was generous with her time and spirit to her family and friends. Besides her husband, Barbara leaves 5 sons and daughters-in-law: George J. and Barbara Wardwell of Berkley, CA, Gerald Wardwell and Carla DeLuca-Wardwell of Winthrop, MA, Andrew and Rachel Wardwell of Southington, CT, James and Elizabeth Wardwell of New Britain, CT, and Robert and Beth Wardwell of Bristol, CT; Two daughters and a son-in-law Susan and Joseph Krolikowski of Bristol, CT, and Rosemary Wojnarowski of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; three stepsons George Peterson and his wife June-Marie of Corning, NY, Joseph Peterson of San Antonio, TX, and John Peterson and his wife Carol of Lawton, OK. She also leaves a host of grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased by her first husband George H. Wardwell, as well as her daughter Sandra Wardwell, her granddaughter Sara Krolikowski, and her cousin Mary Duggan. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Sept. 27, at 11am at St. Joseph Church, Queen St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday morning from 9:30-10:30am at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Memorial contributions can be sent to Friends of Framingham Heart Study, Attention: Patti Rose, 73 Mt Wayte Avenue, Suite 2, Framingham, MA 01702. Checks should be made out to: Friends of FHS.
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  • Public Visitation

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    DuPont Funeral Home
    25 Bellevue Ave.
    Bristol, CT 06010
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  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Joseph Church
    33 Queen St.
    Bristol, Connecticut 06010
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    Father Ivan Ramirez
  • Interment

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Joseph Cemetery
    522 Terryville Ave
    Bristol, CT 06010
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Sandra Avery

Posted at 09:21am
Tom and family, our sincere sympathy on Barbara's passing. She was a warm, kind woman....always so nice to people at the library. Missed seeing both of you at the grocery store the past few years. Seems we always ran into each other there. Again, so sorry. Sandra and Richard Avery

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Andrea Graham

Posted at 07:15am
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Mrs. Peterson always had a warm smile that welcomed me as I entered the library and she was always willing to help. Her kindness will be treasured. Wishing you and your family peace.
A. Graham

Brian, Maryanne and Paul Duggan

Posted at 04:43pm
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