Nancy A. (Wackerbarth) Petersen
Granville—Nancy A. (Wackerbarth) Petersen 74, a lifelong Granville resident, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2018 at her home; surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 31, 1944, in Hartford, Connecticut; a daughter of the late Frederic S. and Nancy (Woodger) Wackerbarth. Nancy was preceded by her sister, Bette J. Rose in February of 2007.
Nancy retired in 2008; after 42 years as Office Manager and Treasurer of her family’s business, Wackerbarth Box Manufacturing Company, located in Granville. She was a member of the Granville Federated Church. Nancy was the Treasurer of Granville Cemetery (in which she followed in the footsteps of her father). She was a member of the Granville Library Club, Past President and member of the committee for the annual Granville Harvest Fair. Nancy will be remembered by many for making from scratch her delicious homemade jellies, relishes and pickles. She also had a talent for woodworking and painting. Nancy’s love of the outdoors was most evident in her gardening. She loved her summer home in Otis with her family and friends; and swimming with her beloved Labrador Retrievers.
Nancy loved to go “Four Wheeling” on the dunes of Cape Cod with her husband and friends. Her true passion will always be the dedication she had to her family. Nancy’s most precious moments were spent with her devoted husband of over 54 glorious years, Gary W. Petersen. She will also be missed by her dear siblings, Susan M. Snelgrove, James F. Wackerbarth and his companion Karen Robtoy, all of Granville, Stephen Wackerbarth and his wife Valerie, of Florida; a cherished
brother in law, Daniel Rose of New York; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Nancy’s family is eternally grateful and wishes to thank Dr. Subramony Subramonia-Lyer of Mercy Medical Center-Oncology Group; to Katie in the Infusion Dept. ; and to Baystate Hospice for their care and compassion, particulary Amy Marie and Kelly.
The family will gather and receive friends from 10:00AM – 11:00AM on Saturday (Sept. 8, 2018) in the Southwick Forastiere Family Funeral Home, 624 College Highway (Highway 10/202) in Southwick with a funeral home service to follow at 11:00AM. Private burial. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution in Nancy’s name to either the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Granville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 247, Granville, MA 01034. You may visit www.forastiere.com to offer a personal note of condolence to the family.