John Robert Petersen

November 27, 1929 - March 5, 2018

John was born the son of Robert and Marjorie (Neville) Petersen in Billerica, MA where he grew through his formidable years. John met and married his beloved wife Dorothy (Hammond) Petersen while enlisted in the US Air Force and serving in the Korean War.  Upon his discharge he and Dorothy carved out a life for themselves in Nashua, NH for the next 60 plus years. John had a long career with Bell Systems, where he did everything from line installation and service calls in his early years, later advancing to working on PBX communication systems at the FAA center in Nashua. He retired from Bell Systems in 1985. Being a perpetual “putterer” who couldn’t sit still, John took on a second career installing security systems for a small company in Nashua. As a testament to his character, when he should have been taking it a little easier, he again demonstrated his work ethic by out-working his substantially younger counterparts for the next 10 years.

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