Osprey, Fl-At home with his wife, Nancy Hardaway, and his son, Christopher Cody Peterson, Edwin “Larry” Peterson passed away on April 2, 2019 from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare neurological disease. He was a loving family man to Cody (from first marriage to Lisa Peterson), Cody’s wife Erin, and granddaughter Aria, his stepchildren Krista Harrison (husband Sam Buchta and son Theo), and Trevor Harrison.
He was born in York Maine, one of five children, including two living brothers, Jim Peterson and Bill Vaughan. His sister, Linda, and brother, Jeff Vaughan are both deceased. Larry graduated from Wareham High School where he was a star athlete in multiple sports. He went to Cape Cod Community College and served in the Massachusetts National Guard as a medic.
His long career in the building business included both new home and commercial construction. He served as President of the Cape Cod Home Builders Association, and on the board of the Massachusetts Home Builders Association. He was a true fan of the Patriots and the Red Sox, from their losing years to their more recent victories. His last three years were spent making many new friends in Osprey, Florida and impressing everyone with his grace and ability to love life while dying slowly.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which supports research that may lead to a treatment or cure for Multiple System Atrophy.
A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, April 13 with visitation from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine. Burial will follow in the First Parish Cemetery. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com