Linda Mae Peterson

  • Born: April 30, 1946
  • Died: April 27, 2021
  • Location: North Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda Mae Peterson, 74, formerly of North Easton MA, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2021 in Naples, Florida, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Emery Eric Peterson to whom she was married for 54 years.

Born on April 30th, 1946 in Brockton MA, she was the loving daughter of the late Stanley Bates Sr. and Lucille Alfieri. Her brother, John Bates, preceded her in death. She was the dear sister of Stanley Bates, Jr., and his wife Dottie of Assonet. Linda was a loving and devoted mother and is survived by two sons: Erik Peterson and his wife Lori of Naples, FL, and Scot Peterson and his wife Meaghan of Mansfield, MA. She is also survived by her four cherished grandchildren: Griffin, Reece, Kelly, and Cameron as well as many nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Linda was raised and educated in Brockton, MA and was a graduate of Brockton High School Class of 1964. Linda worked as a Dietician for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Brockton and eventually became the Asst. Chief of Voluntary Services, positions she held during her 34 years of dedicated service, retiring in 2004.

Her summers and favorite times were spent with family and friends boating in Oak Bluffs Harbor on Martha's Vineyard for more than 35 years. Her last 15 years of winters were spent in Naples, FL again enjoying and sharing herself with family and friends. Linda set roots that grew very deep into the communities that were lucky enough to have known her. She will always be remembered by her welcoming nature, kindness, and a willingness to live life to the fullest. Her spirit attracted beautiful characters of all types. She shared her zest for life with everyone through her contagious, radiant smile.

Linda's adoring family, whom she loved dearly, were truly the focal point of her life. Her grandchildren supplied her with a never-ending stream of joy which she reflected to them and is reflected in them. She was able to embody and project unconditional love to them. She was always grateful to have more time with her grandchildren and always thinking of the next adventure or place to take them.

She was trustworthy, dependable, and loyal. Selfless to the end, she led a life of compassion and love for everyone she touched. Family and friends were her passion. Linda will be forever celebrated in our hearts for the way she shared her joy and love with us.

Linda's Memorial Visitation, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be on Monday, May 10 from 4-7 pm at Kane Funeral Home, 605 Washington Street, Easton, MA. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 11, at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt Street (Route 106), Mansfield, MA. Burial will follow at Bourne National Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I happened to be looking at an obituary of a friend whose service is being held on Thurs,Aug 26th. I happened to look at other obituaries when I saw that Linda had passed away. I was unaware of it when it occurred and just wanted to let her family know how sorry I am for your loss. I lost touch with Lindaany years ago. I grew up in Bridgewater next to the Bates. How well I remember Linda as well as her brother Stanley and also Johnnie. My twin brother Brian and I spent our childhood on North St. Eventhough I lost touch with Linda,I remember what a dear friend she was to me. Gone but not forgotten, Linda remains in the hearts of so many.
My deepest sympathy,Marcia (Bennett)

Posted by Marcia Erickson - Raynham, MA - Friend   August 23, 2021

Stanley, Dottie and Family,
Our Condolences
Bill and Chickie

Posted by Bill and Chickie Faradie - North Easton, MA - Friend   May 07, 2021

Stanley, Dottie and Family,

Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending our deepest sympathies.

Donna & Gerry Randall

Posted by Gerry & Donna Randall - Easton, MA - Friend   May 07, 2021

I have had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Peterson through her son, Scot. and for over 20 years i have seen her a few times a year at Oak Bluffs where the family spent summers since i have known them. I came over (from Falmouth) several times a year and she was always so nice and inviting to me and my family. She was truly a kind woman that was so proud of her sons, their wife's and of course her grandkids.

We (Kelley, Sean, Ryan and myself) just wanted to wish the family the best over this hard time and tell you how much we appreciated her welcoming smile, her interest in catching up on life and the hospitality she showed us over the years.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Posted by Michael Sousa - Williamsburg, VA - Family Friend   May 06, 2021

Everyone in our family loved Linda. She always greeted you with a warm smile and spoke to everyone at family gatherings such as the birthday parties or Christmas Eve celebrations at her in-laws' home (my aunt and uncle's home) in Easton. I believe she mastered the art of making Swedish meatballs that everyone enjoyed for the Christmas Eve Smorgasbord. I may have been just a cousin, but we shared Gram and Gramps who absolutely adored her. My favorite story about Linda is when she told me about boating down the canal in hers and Em's first boat. A huge tanker passed them rather quickly and Em didn't get the boat righted into the wake in time. Everything in the boat went all over the place. She mentioned she thought she was a goner for sure, but they made it back to their slip. Em, of course, redid the interior so anything loose like pots and pans would be secure. The stories Linda could tell about the boating escapades! Linda will be missed by all.

Posted by Ginny Hunt - Pembroke, MA - Family   May 06, 2021

Linda was my dear friend and I will miss her. We loved to clothes shop and always finished our fun with a trip to Culver's for ice cream. She was a good Pickleball player, too - and that's how we met. She will not be forgotten.

Posted by Kathleen Airoldi - Naples, FL - Friend   May 04, 2021

Linda, Was a very special person that had a great zest for life and everything that went her way, Linda loved her family and friends and will leave an empty hole in the hearts of a lot of people! I for one will miss seeing her, hand in hand, on the Oak Bluffs Harbor walking to visit with her son and daughter-in-laws home on the harbor. Eric, be strong your family and friends will be around to help you with that journey.....R. I. P....Linda

Posted by Bob Dumais - Oak Bluffs, MA - Friend   May 03, 2021