C. Peterson, 85, of Bayville died April 26, 2014 after a prolonged
Born in Louisa County, Virginia, she was the youngest of eight children and lived most of her life in Atlantic County, New Jersey.
She was the
first female school crossing guard and member of the police department
in Pleasantville. She also worked as a quality control inspector at Lenox
China, a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service, and finally as a
slot attendant at Bally's Casino, retiring in 1990.
Always active, she
played with the Atlantic County Women's Softball League, the VAMS
women's basketball team in the early 1960's, coached cheerleading and
softball, coached boys basketball for PAL, rode motorcycles. Fearless
and independent, she will be missed by all that knew her.
was predeceased by her husband, Joseph M. Peterson, Sr. She is survived
by her children, Joseph of Egg Harbor Twp, Theresa and Patricia of
Virginia, James of Georgia and Marie Gaffney of Bayville, one
sister, Rose Halloway of Florida; eight grandchildren and one great
Viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at
Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd in Bayville.
Funeral will be Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a Prayer Service to be
celebrated at 11am.