Mr. William “Bill” M. Peters, 71, of 178 Hopson Rd., passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Massena Memorial Hospital after being in failing health for several years.
Bill was born on March 25, 1939, in Canton, the son of Harold and Elizabeth Wine Peters. He attended Canton schools. He previously married Sandra Goodrich, which ended in divorce. He later married Carla Snyder on January 19, 1982.
He was employed as Parts Manager at Massena Lincoln Mercury for 20 years, retiring in 2002. He also owned his own Volkswagon repair shop, which he ran for 20 years. Bill was employed as a C5Xrailroad taxi driver, retiring one year ago. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. He also enjoyed puttering at woodworking.
Bill will be truly missed by his wife Carla; his sons, Thomas and Patty Peters, Baldwinsville, and William Jr. of Massena; his daughter, Sue and Joe Mattice of Massena; his stepchildren, Paul Hebert and Shelly Patraw of Brasher and Chris Hebert and Brandy Bressard of Canton; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; his sister, Mavis Cota of Potsdam; his brother, Les and Flossie Peters of Potsdam; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Clayton “ Bing”, Kenny, Larry, and Richard Peters.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.