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Roy Lester Peterson
July 10, 1930 ~ February 10, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Roy Lester Peterson, age 92, of Hingham MA died peacefully on February 10, 2023. Roy was born in Boston, MA on July 10th, 1930, and raised along with his older brother, Carl L. Peterson by Carl H. Peterson and Mary G. (Payne) Peterson. He is survived by his brother Carl, son Earl Ambrose Peterson and wife Dawn Marie Bryanton Peterson, his daughter Nancy Peterson Moczynski and husband Walter Vincent Moczynski, and his 3 grandchildren, Justin Minh Moczynski, Kyle Bryanton Peterson, and Leanne Thu Moczynski.
Roy completed a bachelor’s degree at Boston University and was employed as a salesman at Schaal Associates for most of his professional life. His passions were engaged, however, on the ocean, in the wood shop and at the theater. As a working man he spent most non-working moments either out sailing or building something, for or with family. After retiring, he additionally enjoyed spending several months of the year at his property in the Caribbean. During his 19 years at Linden Ponds he served as director of the wood shop and revived his enjoyment of the theater. Roy joined the Linden Ponds Singers in 2007, serving as Master Carpenter for the first musical production “Pirates of Penzance.” Shortly afterward, the group became known as The Repertory Company. Roy became the Scenery Builder/Stage Manager/Chairman of the Board for 26 productions over the past 16 years. In addition to being the leader of the backstage crew, he also built many pieces of scenery and acted in some of the shows, to great applause. Perhaps the most stunning of all his theater work was the building of a large set for the opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
Elizabeth Patton, Community TV Manager wrote:
“He’s been a rock for all of us through the years. So very many projects and collaborations with him. He was a stalwart member of this community. We all learned many cool things from Roy. His attention to detail was uncompromising. He will be sorely missed.”
Resident Lo Steele, Director/Producer of the Repertory Company wrote:
“Some people give so much of themselves to others that they can never be replaced, only remembered with gratitude for their willingness, energy, skillfulness and love.”
There will be a Celebration of Life on March 12, 11:00 AM, in the Derby Clubhouse, 203 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, MA 02043. Light lunch will be served. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity.