Eleanor Peters
Eleanor Peters
  • September 25, 1927 - November 28, 2017
  • Waterford, Connecticut

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Waterford - Eleanor (Ward) Peters, 90, of Waterford, formerly of Uncasville, entered eternal life on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.

Eleanor was born on September 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Paul and Florence Jackson Ward. She married Edward T. Peters on June 23, 1951 at the First Baptist Church in New London. He predeceased her on October 16, 2010.

Eleanor graduated from the Williams Memorial Institute in 1945 and the New London Business School. She last worked as a Bookkeeper for the Soltz family business on Bank Street in New London.

Mrs. Peters is survived by her daughter, Gail Cortina and her husband, James, of Waterford; her son, Jeffrey Peters and his wife, Pamela, of Virginia; her brother, Douglas Ward, of Groton; her four grandchildren, Brandon, Troy, Justin and Nicole; her great-grandson, Jayden; and her nephews, Doug and Dale.
She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Ward Jr.

Service will be at the convenience of the family. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for photos and tributes. Due to Eleanor's ongoing love of animals, donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society in Waterford or any other animal charities in her memory.