D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Sally Peterson

June 19, 1934November 28, 2019

Sally (Stiles) Peterson, 85, of East Hartford, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 with family by her side at Riverside Healthcare, in East Hartford, CT. She was the widow of Richard W. Peterson. Born in Connecticut on June 19, 1934, Sally was the daughter of the late Ward and Margaret (Roody) Stiles. She was a graduate of South Windsor High School, Class of 1952 and retired from Mallon Chevrolet in Norwich, where she was a secretary for 25 years. Sally enjoyed the simple things in life. She especially loved spending time and laughing with her sister, Diane, as well as her children and grandchildren. The Norman Rockwell Museum, among other museums, were frequently visited and explored. She also loved talking about her trips and outings with her husband, Richard Peterson. Sally had a passion for collecting teddy bears, playing cards, working on word puzzles and going to plays or musicals with her friends and family. She is survived by her son, Richard Peterson II of North Stonington, her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Hank Waltmire of Indian Land, South Carolina, four grandchildren, Jacquelyn Phillips, Keith, Kaylie, and Evan Peterson, and her sister Diane Hoctor of Enfield as well as two nieces, Debbie and Doreen Hoctor, and a nephew, Craig Hoctor. Besides her beloved husband of 38 years, she was predeceased by a son, Keith Peterson. A gathering with the family will take place at 10:30 a.m with a celebration service beginning at 11am. on Tuesday December 3rd at the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel located on 30 Carter St., East Hartford, CT. Burial will follow the service at the Center Cemetery in Portland, CT. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.desopoeh.com


  • Calling hours Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Sally Peterson

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Hazel Brown

December 2, 2019

Dear Kim, Hank and Jacquelyn,
My condolences to you. Your Mom was a beautiful lady, that had the pleasure to of knowing when she came to Crossroads. May the Peace of God comfort each of you.