Wayne N. Peterson, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, died peacefully at the Seacoast Nursing Care Center in Gloucester, he was 75. Born and raised in Concord, he was the son of the late Frank N. Peterson and Helen (Sunquist) Bare. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Macrokanis) Peterson. Wayne is survived by his daughters Lee-ann Willwerth and her husband Tom, Kimberly Gendron and her husband Ronald of all of Manchester, his step-daughter Yvonne Johnson and her husband Daniel of Virginia Beach, and his step-son Jon Poirier of Okinawa, Japan. He was a loving grandfather of Ben Strayton, Elorie & Caroline Willwerth, Claire & Charlie Gendron and Patrick Johnson. He also leaves his sister Dayle Goddard of New Jersey.
Wayne was a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, at the time an all boy’s military school. He went on to further his studies at North Carolina State. Earning a degree in Engineering, he founded W.N. Peterson Associates, an engineering firm specailazing in H.V.A.C. systems. Wayne retired from engineering and was currently a real estate investor with Serenity Realty Nominee Trust. As an accomplished competitor, Wayne was an avid skier, sailor and race car driver. He enjoyed time spent behind the wheel of his prized Porsche, his sail boat and even his tractor. Above all Wayne enjoyed time spent with family and friends and truly “lived life.”
Wayne’s funeral service will be celebrated, Saturday Feb. 25th, in the First Congregational Church, 624 Bay Road Hamilton, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Feb. 24th, in the Campbell-Lee, Moody and Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St. Beverly, from 3PM -7 PM. Services will conclude with burial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Wayne’s name to the above named church.
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