Alan G. Peterson, 80, of Bedford, NH died January 24, 2021 after a short illness.
Born in Waltham, MA on December 8, 1940, he was the loving son of Alfons and Dorine (LeBlanc) Peterson. He was raised and educated in Watertown, MA and graduated from Watertown High School. He attended Northeastern University.
Alan served the country he loved in South East Asia during the early years of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1963.
Alan built his successful business from the ground up and never retired. He loved working as a self-employed manufactures representative in the commercial window and door industry. Alan made a name for himself as an expert in acoustics and hurricane rated products. His work allowed him to bring quiet and safety to the homes and businesses of people all over the world.
Alan devoted much of his life to volunteer mission work. He was passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone. He would often say "I wear the love I have for my Lord on my sleeve." Alan would start every morning in prayer, studying his devotional and then sending out a "Good News this Good morning" email to his family and friends. Alan's life was one of dedication and unconditional love to his Lord, his family, his friends, and his community, which reached all the way to Africa. Alan believed whole heartedly that we are all Children of a Loving God and his mission was to share that message with the world. Alan enjoyed golfing, skiing, and storytelling with the guys. He lived life to the fullest each and every day.
Alan's memory will live on in the hearts of so many including his wife of 48 years, Jeanie (Thatcher) Peterson of Bedford; his beloved daughters, Emily Forgey and Lyndsey Peterson. A son from Sudan, Gatluk and son-in-law, Ian Forgey. His grandsons, Aidan and Gus Forgey. His sisters, Donna Montgomery and Cheryl Santee who call him "The best brother ever". Sister-in-laws, Judy Werner and Alice Reiley. Nephews, Mark, Stuart, Alan and Joshua Santee, Harrison Bays and Evan Harmes. Nieces, Marsha and Kim Reiley, Sara Werner and Sue and Emma Santee.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St., will be Thursday from 4 to 7 pm. His private funeral service will be Friday at 10:45am at Bethany Covenant Church and will also be streamed live on www.bethanycovenant.com. A family only burial with military honors will follow in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts can be sent to Bethany Covenant Church for distribution to ministries important to Alan. Online via https://pushpay.com/g/bethanycovenant?src=hpp or by mail to Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way, Bedford, NH 03110, and include "Alan's Memorial Fund" in the memo line.
To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.