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Official Obituary of

Barbara Anne (Melanson) Peters

March 12, 2024

Barbara Peters Obituary

Mrs. Barbara A. (Melanson) Peters, 83, of Medway MA and formerly of Milford MA died Tuesday (March 12, 2024) at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John Peters Jr. who died in 2021.


Barbara was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Joseph Melanson and the late Barbara A. (Pastore) Melanson.  She attended the former St. Mary’s parochial schools, graduating from the former St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1958.

Barbara was first employed as a young woman working as a customer service representative at the original Stop & Shop Supermarket located on Main Street in Milford MA. She later worked as an office manager at the Cerel Insurance Agency located in Milford MA. Later in life, partially retired, she worked as a receptionist at the family-owned Medway Country Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation located in Medway MA.


Barbara, along with her late husband John, had been a longtime active member of the Milford Theatre Guild, where she worked on set design and wardrobe along with various administrative roles.  Barbara and John loved the theater and would often travel to New York City to enjoy Broadway plays along with the Manhattan restaurant scene.   Barbara and John also enjoyed travelling, looking forward to their annual winter-getaway trip to Aruba along with occasional trips to Las Vegas and their favorite European destinations in Italy and Spain.  But most of all, Barbara loved spending time with her beloved family members.


Barbara is survived by her 3 sons: John Peters III and his wife Laura of Milford MA, David Peters and his wife Cristina Peters-Domenech of Wellesley MA and Michael Peters and his wife Laura of Mendon MA; her 4 granddaughters: Kealani Peters, Gabriela Peters-Domenech, Natalia Peters-Domenech and Blanca Peters-Domenech; her 3 brothers: Joseph Melanson of Newtonville MA, John Melanson and his late wife Sheila of Bellingham MA and James Melanson and his wife Karen of Milford MA; her brother-in-law: Harry Peters and his longtime companion Janet Smith of Upton MA; also several nieces & nephews.


Her funeral Services will be held Tuesday (March 19th) at 11:30am at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in Vernon Grove Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday morning (March 19th) from 10am to 11:30am at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, prior to her Funeral Services.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The St. Mary of the Assumption Church Renovation Fund, c/o St. Mary’s Church Offices, 17 Winter Street, Milford MA 01757.

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March 19, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

11:30 AM
Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
44 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

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