Janice M. Peterson

Date of Passing:

December 4, 2021

Peterson, Janice M., 67, of The Landings On the Trail, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, died peacefully on December 4, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Louis and Alice (Day) Lama, she lived in Riverside for the past 10 years.

Mrs. Peterson was an administrative assistant for the Old Dominion Freight Company, Cumberland for the past 30 years.

She is survived by two sons, Michael A. Peterson of North Providence and Derek J. Peterson of Warren; five grandchildren, Ciera R. Peterson, Isaac A. Peterson, Kaemon A. Peterson, Avery L. Peterson and Liana B. Peterson and a sister, Cynthia L. Lama of East Providence. She was the sister of the late Emma Ferreira.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Thursday December 9, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 5-8 p.m. A private burial will be held in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Janice’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Mike and Derek I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing ..She was a great woman , hard worker, mom and the best Grandma Ciera could have…she will be missed by many…RIP Janice.

  2. Derek and Family, I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing after just phoning you earlier in the week. Please take your time to heal and grieve. Deepest sympathy and a wish for peace in this Christmas season. Your client

  3. I was saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. I worked with Jan at Old Dominion Freight Lines for many years. Going back when the terminal was in Seekonk. Jan was alway a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  4. Derek, Mike and Cindy, I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was always such a kind person. You will always have those fond and wonderful memories of her. RIP.

  5. Derek, Mike and Cindy, I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was always such a kind person.

  6. So sad to hear the news it was a pleasure working with you may you Rest In Peace sending prayers to the family ??

  7. May you rest in heaven Janice.
    We were blessed to get to know you over the years.
    You were a kind, hardworking and loving woman.
    It was an honor to know you.????
    Sheila and David

  8. To the lama and Peterson family.i am very sorry for your loss. I spent many child hood days at the lama house and had alot of fun with janice, Emma and Cindy. she was a very nice person.

  9. Mike and Derek, I’ve know you guys since I can remember. Your mom raised two incredible sons. I’m so sorry for your loss. Much love to you guys.

  10. Heaven gained the strongest of all angels, Auntie J❤️.
    My deepest condolences to Derek and Mike. Ciera, Issac, Kaemon, Avery, Liana, Auntie Cindy, Samantha and Tommy, Ronnie, the rest of the family, and all of Auntie Jan’s friends she cherished.

    I couldn’t be more thankful to have known such a strong, loving, selfless, and caring women like you.
    I’ve only had the pleasure of knowing you for almost 4 years now, but within those years, you’ve made me feel more loved than my own “blood related” family.
    I thank your “favorite niece Samantha” (your only niece ?) for that.
    Spread those wings, Auntie Jan! You will be loved and missed by your entire family so dearly. Emma’s waiting for you! You have so much to tell her.

  11. Cindy I’m so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Janice in a long time but when I did she was always so nice. Sending prayers to the entire family. May she Rest In Peace???

  12. So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. I was a friend of Emma for many years. Sorry for your loss.

  13. My deepest condolences to Janice’s family. Janice I will miss our friendship here on earth dearly. I hope you our snuggling fat cat Thomas. Love you Sandra sue and of course your boy Clyde

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