Diane L. Peterson, 68, of Hillsborough died Sunday, December 6, 2020 at home. Born in Jersey City, NJ. She resided most of her life in Hillsborough. Diane worked for over 30 years as office administrator at St. Joseph’s, Raritan, Christ the King, Manville, and St. Cecilia’s Church, Monmouth Junction. Diane along with her husband Jack volunteered for many years teaching Pre-Cana at several local churches and Diane taught CCD in Manville as well as a Girl Scout Leader.
Diane was proudest being a Mother and especially a Grandmother to her 5 special grandkids. She loved spending time during the summer at her Ocean Grove beach house, just sitting on the porch relaxing with neighbors. She especially loved her Disney Vacations as well as trips to Maine. She was known for her absolute love of Christmas and the season’s spirits. She was so loved by many especially her extended Peterson & McKernan family and her Hillsborough neighbors as well as other dear relatives, friends, and co-workers. All held a special place in her heart.
Daughter of the late Frederick J. and Madeline (Taglieri) Wilcox, she is survived by her husband of 47 years Jack Peterson, 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law Bradley and Theresa Peterson, Brett and Kristen Peterson and 5 grandchildren Timmy, Joy, Ellie, Harper and Kendall.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Church 34 Yorktown Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Arrangements are under the direction of the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction.
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