Betty J. “Duffy” Peterson, 85

Betty J.”Duffy” Peterson, 85, currently of Girard, OH, formerly of New Castle, PA died on  Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio following a motor vehicle accident in Girard.

Born April 2, 1927 in New Castle,  she was the daughter of the late Norman R. and Mary (Jackson) Duff.  She was married for 39 years to Walter A. Peterson who passed away on May 22, 1989.

Betty was a dedicated registered nurse, she retired in 1989 from Jameson Hospital where she had many years of loyal service.  She was a member of the Jameson Nursing Alumni.  Betty lived her life by the Florence Nightingale Pledge.  She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle.  She enjoyed bird watching and loved her cat, Heidi.

Survivors include a daughter, Patti Peterson of Ottawa Lake, MI; son, Keith D. (Sherri) Peterson of Columbia, SC; grandson, Daniel Peterson of MA; and her companion – Harold Schaab of Girard, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-mother, Margaret Wettich Duff; three brothers, Wilbur, Omar, and Donald Duff; step-brother, Henry Wettich, and a step-sister, Irene Jackson.

Visiting hours will be held on  Wednesday December 5 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at  7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Michael Spicuzza of the Third Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Third Presbyterian Church, 1315 East Washington St. New Castle, PA 16101 or the Jameson-Shenango Alumni, 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16105.

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7 thoughts on “Betty J. “Duffy” Peterson, 85

  1. I am so sorry to hear of “our Duffy” passing away. She was always so full of life. I worked with her at the Jameson for 14 yrs. I truly loved her….I remember her love for music especially Elton John. We had so many partys and she always played a big part in them. I will never forget her. She will always be close in my heart, My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you deal with this difficult time. The loss of a very special lady……

  2. Dear Cousin, Cousin Pat and Keith,

    You know I feel your loss :(. I will miss her sense of humor and how she could always make me laugh. What a unique person she was and loved by so many. Wish I could be there with you now so feel my hugs. I am SO GLAD I came to see her in Sept!!! Love to you both.

  3. Patti & Keith,

    Your mom was one of a kind. A very special lady. So full of life with her big heart and boisterous laugh. Thanks for sharing her with us.

    Our hearts are with you. Love, Denise & MIke

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Duffys death. She was a wonderful person and an outstanding nurse.
    She spent alot of time talking to my husband and I when I was in maternity. She had a wonderful sense of humor and really enjoyed her job. She will never be forgotten. We loved her.

  5. You don’t know me. but I just had to tell you how we enjoyed “Duffy” and her great personality when we had our children at Jameson. We exchanged Christmas cards for many years and she will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Tom & Bobbie Pratt

  6. I last saw her smile and heard her laugh, when I ask if she want to play ball in the street. That was last, June when I was in N.C. She was weeding the front of the house before heading back to Ohio. I share your happy, forever memories of your Mom, no only to you, but to Kathy and her sister.

  7. Dear Pat and Keith, We are shocked to hear the news about our dear Aunt Betty! She was one of a kind. Always kind,helpful,full of ‘fun’ and always smiling!Betty and Audrey were told and they are very sad. We would like to hear from you,we will keep you in our prayers! Love, Liz

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