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Joan T. Peltier

February 21, 1930December 2, 2017

Joan T. Peltier, 87, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2017, with her family at her side.

One of six children of Edward and Sophia Schroeder, Joan was born in 1930 in La Porte, IN. She received her Registered Nursing degree at St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Indiana where she met her late husband Hubert C. Peltier. An incredible wife of 63 years and wonderful mother of six children, Joan was an avid bridge player and amateur painter.

She is survived by daughter, Jan Draber (Skip) of Vienna, WV; daughter, Marcia Brinker (Chris) of Wilmington, DE; daughter, Karen Riggert (Dave) of Groton, MA; son, Bret William Peltier, of Kitty Hawk, NC; and son, Jeffrey Hubert Peltier, of Wilmington, DE; grandchildren, Brandon Peltier (Nicole); Ross and Lauren Draber; Eric, Ryan and Keith Brinker; Julie, Sarah, and Jacob Riggert; daughter-in-law, Nancy Peltier; great-grandson Chase Peltier; sister Martha Davis (Gaylord) of Noblesville, IN and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband, she was preceded in death by son, Mark Edward Peltier.

A private service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at


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Karen Peltier

December 26, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Peltier family. I am so sorry for your loss. Joan will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone during this trying time.
Sincerely Karen P.

Karen Peltier Riggert

December 23, 2017

The most incredible mom. You will be missed, but we will keep your memories close.

Marcia and Chris Brinker

December 13, 2017

Always in our hearts.