Frederick Vincent Peters Jr.

May 28, 1930
- April 07, 2012

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Frederick Vincent Peters Jr., 81, passed away April 7, 2012, surrounded by family at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 28, 1930, in Dexter, son of Frederick and Yvonne (Higgins) Peters. Frederick grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended Albany College of Pharmacy and graduated from Fordham University. In 1955, he moved to Greenville. After working at Harris Drug he purchased his own store in Dover-Foxcroft - Peters Pharmacy, which he ran until 1995. He worked for Brooks and Rite Aid after retiring for more than 50 years as a registered pharmacist. Fred served with the U.S. Naval Reserves, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was stationed in New Foundland, Canada, where he met his wife of 60 years, Violet Ricketts. Fred was an avid pilot, getting his pilot's license before his driver's license. He continued to fly private planes after leaving the Air Force and was a member of Dexter Aero Club. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas parish, a member of Knights of Columbus, a former member of Kiwanis Club and a former selectman of the town of Dover-Foxcroft. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Joanne; and sister, Yvonne Mary Payetta. He is survived by his wife, Violet; brother, Joseph Peters; three daughters, Barbara Brooks and her companion, Fred Miller, Suzanne Peters and her companion, Bob Lundgren, and Diane Johnson and her husband, Daniel; five grandchildren, Jacob Brooks and his wife, Amanda, Zachary Brooks, Jarod Johnson and his wife, Caitlin, Danielle Johnson and Gabrielle Johnson; several nieces, nephew and cousins. A memorial Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with Father Kent Ouellette officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the family lot at Dover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Children's Cancer Treatment Center, care of Health Care Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor 04402-0931. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in BDN Maine on April 10, 2012

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