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Franklin E. Peters

March 10, 1939August 13, 2019

Franklin E. Peters, 80, Inverness FL, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Rehoboth, MA on March 10, 1939 and raised in East Providence, RI, he was the son of Enos and Mary (Martin) Peters.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Helynn (Carpenter) Peters, sons Paul F. (Christine) Peters of Suwanee, GA and Ret. USAF Col Kurt M, PhD (Dr. Traci) Peters of Colorado Springs, CO, and daughter Christine H. (Patrick) Hayes of St Petersburg, FL. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Quintin and Chloe Peters, Mayah and Dean Peters, and Harrison and Cecilia Hayes.

Franklin is survived by two sisters, Dolores Sousa and Judith Lynch both of RI; and predeceased by sister Barbara Francis, East Providence, RI.

Mr. Peters graduated from East Providence High School, RI. He earned a Bachelor of Education from Rhode Island College (RIC) and a Master of Science degree in Education from Syracuse University. He also received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) from the University of Connecticut. He had a long career enriching the lives of children, advancing from a math instructor to a principal at three schools: Saylesville, Northern Lincoln Elementary, and Lincoln Middle School, Lincoln, RI.

He and his wife retired to Citrus Hills, FL from Smithfield, RI in 2001.

He was a member of the St. Scholastica Knights of Columbus and Hernando Sportsman's Club.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am at St. Scholastica Church, 4301 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461. Entombment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens, 5955 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465.

In lieu of flowers, kindly donate in Franklin's name to Citrus County Animal Services www.citruscritters.com (4030 South Airport Rd, Inverness, FL 34450)


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Franklin E. Peters

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bob poniatowski

August 21, 2019

Frank and I worked summers at WJAR-TV in Providence . We also pursued similar careers in education. When he retired from public education, he pursued an intense program in radiology, a fact that impressed me. WE shared many memories of our experiences at East Providence Senior High School in the 60"s, and an interest in politics and religion. We'll miss him .

Hilda Potrzeba

August 20, 2019

My sincere condolences and prayers to your family. Frank was my first building principal in Lincoln. He was such a kind and caring professional!!

Ray Carpenter

August 16, 2019

Big Frank, as I knew him. Many happy memories at Aunt Mary and Uncle Roy's house. Good chats. too - the one he told me he played basketball with Ernie Davis at Syracuse. He will be missed.

Heavenly Father, Bless this family with peace and serenity in the knowledge that, for those who believe, we will all be together in the end.

Stephen Pare

August 16, 2019

Frank, I will miss our morning talks and always seeing you out in the yard doing something in the 90* heat. You were a good man with a generous heart, always willing to help me with anything I was working on. I will miss seeing your happy wave and friendly smile. You were a great neighbor and dear friend I will never forget. My sympathy to Lynn and family for your great, great loss. God bless you Frank and He has.

Tom/De Dee Sweeney

August 15, 2019

We were both classmates and friends at Rhode Island College class of 1960. Tom and Frank were Frat Brothers. We both have such great memories of the fun times that we had at RIC. We send our deepest sympathy to the entire family for your lost.

Janice Pare

August 15, 2019

Frank was my parents neighbor and that is how I met him. He was always helpful to my Mom and Dad and when we would come down to visit he would make a point of coming over to see us. My family was blessed to have known him and he will surely be missed.

Lois Vertenten

August 14, 2019

We will miss Frank's smile & wink. Such a sweet man. He will be missed by all.

Julie DePinto

August 14, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. He always had a smile on his face and was helpful in so many ways. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. He will be missed.

Al and Gloria Schroedel

August 14, 2019

We shall very much miss Frank’s wonderful smile and friendship . Our deepest sympathy to Lynn and family. May God bring you His healing Blessings and Comfort in the loss of your loved one.