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PETERSON, Frederick George, of Randolph, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022, at the age of 86. Born, raised and educated in Dorchester, Fred graduated from Dorchester High School for Boys. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country from 1954 to 1958 as a signalman assigned to the USS Bassett APD, stationed out of Little Creek, VA. He toured the Mediterranean and Europe. His most memorable trips abroad were in convoy, searching for downed weather planes and delivering supplies to Santiago, Cuba, during a hurricane with 40 foot seas. Returning stateside, he married and they settled in Quincy with his 4 children. After his separation, Fred met and married his current wife, Kay, in 1985. They settled in Randolph, where they have lived for the past 36 years. Fred worked at GTE for over 30 years in electrical and development lab. During this time he also enjoyed many cruises, hiking the mountain trails in Baxter State Park, Maine. He loved listening to the Irish Tenors, Pavarotti, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli, reading Clive Cussler novels and cheering on his favorite team, the New England Patriots. Fred was predeceased by his siblings, Edmund Peterson, Raymond Peterson, Claire Peterson and his nephew Michael Mitsukawa. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kay (Der) Peterson. Devoted brother of Peggy Mitsukawa, James Peterson, Rosemary Willow. Loving father of Dorothy Peterson, Donna Peterson, Fred Peterson and Debra Giannotti. Dear grandfather of Adam and Ashley Giannotti. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, January 15th from 2:00 5:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main Street (RT. 28), Randolph. Funeral Services and Burial will be private. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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