Frances Larson Thompson Peterson

  • Born: April 3, 1929
  • Died: February 20, 2019
  • Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Frances Larson Thompson Peterson (Fran), 89, of Bradenton, FL and Chelmsford MA passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019 with her family at her side at her daughter & son in-law's home in Chelmsford MA after a long illness. Fran was a loving mother and grandmother. She was kind, gentle and energetic woman who was an inspiration to all. She will be deeply missed but leaves a legacy of wonderful memories. Fran has said that death is more universal than life as everyone dies but not everyone lives. …And live she did, to the fullest.

Fran was born on April 3, 1929 to Sophia M Larson in Falconer, NY and graduated from Falconer High School. She attended Jamestown Community College for accounting and real estate. Fran worked for the Jamestown Post Journal for ten years and the Ironstone Restaurant. She owned and operated the Boniwood Restaurant for many years with her late husband, Lehman G./"Pete" Peterson before retiring to Florida in 1980.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Thompson Francisco (Jim) and three grandchildren, Emily, Jennifer and Matthew of Washington DC, Ithaca NY, and Chelmsford, MA, a sister, Mary Fedorka of Bradenton, FL, several nieces and nephews and so many dear friends. Frances was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence J. "Tommy" Thompson , 1975 , her second husband, Lehman G. "Pete" Peterson, 1996 and daughter Sharon A. Thompson, 2008, her parents, a brother Dr. Edwin Larson, two sisters, Bertha and Maxine, two nephews Timothy Watson and Dr. Nicholas Fedorka and a niece, Diane Sykes.

In honoring her request, there will be no visitation or calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Paulist Center, 5 Park St. Boston, MA on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00. Memorials to be held in Jamestown NY and Bradenton FL later this Spring.

The family suggests that Memorials be made to:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
220 North Main Street
Natick, MA 01760

American Cancer Society
3 Speen Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Paulist Center
5 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to learn of aunt Franny's passing. David Nobbs[Mary Beth's brother] She was always so nice to me.

Posted by DAVID NOBBS - Jamestown, NY - Family Friend   February 24, 2019

Dear Susan and family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Your mother was a great lady and a wonderful friend to my mother for many years. They shared so many good times together in Jamestown and later in Florida. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Candace Salemme Berg - Jamestown, NY - Family Friend   February 23, 2019

With deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. Psalm 145:18,19

Posted by A friend   February 23, 2019

I worked with Fran for many years at El Conquistador many years ago. She was so energetic, kind, and happy. I'm sorry for your loss and hope you find peace in your memories.

Posted by Tiffany Hurd - Palmetto, FL   February 23, 2019

Fran was always a good sport ! Lisa

Posted by Lisa avanzato-Ushkurnis - Framingam, MA - Family Friend   February 21, 2019

Dear Susan and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Fran was a very special lady. She and my mother, Donna Swanson, were friends for many many years. I have many photos of them together over the years....always laughing and having a good time. I have wonderful memories of vacations at Wasaga Beach, parties at your home, and Fran helping us find our first home. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Christine Prinzi - Jamestown, NY - Family Friend   February 21, 2019

Dear Susan, we are so sorry to read of Your mom's passing. And also did not know about your sister's passing. We lived across the street from you on Filbert St. I remember buying your mom's big crockpot at their garage sale. And still use it. They used it at the restaurant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jan and Dave Gerringer former neighbors

Posted by Jan Gerringer - Elon,, NC - Neighbor   February 21, 2019

Dear Sue, Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Fran. Such a vibrant mother and grandmother, you DO have a lot of wonderful memories. I remember most the delicious cookies she made during the holidays and Sue sharing them with her roommates, including me! You have been exceptional caregivers these past 3 years. Now it is time for you. I am sad that I cannot be at the memorial service on Saturday but you know that I am with you in heart.

Posted by Michelle Hamil - Meadow Vista, CA - Family Friend   February 21, 2019

I am so sorry to read that Fran has passed! She was a special lady. She was a special friend of my moms and we all shared many happy times.

Posted by Kathy McMaster - Jamestown, PA - Family Friend   February 21, 2019


We had the joy of knowing Fran and her family. We were the lucky ones. Please know we share your loss, and prayers.
Sincerely, Colleen Normandy

Posted by Colleen Normandy - Nashua, NH - Friend   February 21, 2019


Dear Sue, Jim, Emily, Jennifer & Matthew, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Franny was a very special friend with whom we had many Laughs and special times. Memories of her will live in our hearts forever and we feel honored to have her as our friend.

Posted by Barbara Burris - Jamestown, NY - Friend   February 21, 2019

As a volunteer in the Chelmsford Supportive Day Program, I had many wonderful conversations with "Fran" I will fondly remember her.
Nickie Bischoff

Posted by Nickie Bischoff - North Chelmsord, MA   February 21, 2019

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