Brattleboro - Stuart Glen Petersen, 83, of Oak Grove Avenue, died at home on August 10, 2017, with his beloved wife, Eleanor (Tyler) Petersen, at his bedside holding his hand.
He was born at home in Wilmington, VT, on November 29, 1933 to the late Carl T. Petersen and Theodora (Wheeler) Noyes.
Stuart leaves his lifetime love Eleanor, wife of 63 years, and two children Steven Petersen of Guilford and Sheryl Petersen Sprague (Mark) of Glastonbury, CT. Known to them as Bumpa, he leaves five beloved grandchildren Kristen Petersen Weaver of Brattleboro; Heather Petersen Bacon (Andy) of Putney; Evan Petersen of Chicopee, MA; Jennifer Sprague of Middletown, CT; and Amy Sprague of Glastonbury, CT; as well as 4 great grandchildren who were a true joy to him, Emily and Trevor Bacon of Putney, Payton Looman of Brattleboro, and Madelynn Sprague of Glastonbury, CT. Stuart was predeceased by his brother Carl H. Petersen of Dothan, AL. He leaves a sister in law, Wanda Petersen of Dothan, AL, a niece, nephews, great nieces and great nephews of Alabama.
Stuart graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1952 and then served as a Sergeant in the Air Force until 1956. He was a refrigeration contractor and retired from Petersen Refrigeration, the business he opened with his son.
Stuart and Eleanor made many fond memories in their 63 years together, particularly the times they spent at their log cabin in Putney and traveling in their RV with his brother and sister-in-law.
His family will fondly remember his impish grin and the mischief he caused with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He always sat at the kids table on Thanksgiving, and he could often be caught sneaking cookies.
There will be a private family service to be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse Hospice, PO Box 881, Brattleboro, VT.