Irene Peterson

Obituary of Irene Peterson

Born on August 23, 1947 in Kentwood, LA she was the youngest daughter of the late Clyde and Ella (Ellie) Mae Brumfield. She was a rambunctious child who loved to color and hide under beds because she was afraid of the dark. She attended school in Louisiana and briefly in Chicago before moving to Great Neck, NY. She attended Great Neck South Senior High School and graduated with honors in 1966. After High School she began working for Savin Corporation in New York City where she commuted to work every day. In 1969, Irene married Wallace Peterson Jr and shortly thereafter they moved to a brand new home in Amityville, New York. In August their first child Marc Corey Peterson was born. A few years later their daughter Shauna Danielle Peterson was born. Irene loved her children and always made the time to take them and all their friends to places like Adventureland, Jones Beach and the Bronx Zoo. Great Adventures was a great trip even though we ended up we lost on the way home. She was Markie’s biggest cheerleader at his football games and never missed any of Shauna’s gymnastics meets. Later in life, Irene continued to work for Savin Corporation quickly moving up in the ranks until the company closed its doors in 1999. From there Irene worked for various companies until she settled in as a receptionist for the Great Neck Park District. She remained here until she retired in the early 2003. Irene was the most caring and gentle soul who was loved by all. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. Her love of old school music was legendary. She always bragged about the time she got Angela Bassett’s autograph at the Frankie Beverly and Maze concert at Madison Square Garden. She was baptized at 1st Baptist Church in Great Neck, NY. She was also a member of the Eastern Stars. On Sunday May 17, 2020, God in his infinite wisdom saw that Irene was weary and called her home from labor to reward. She leaves to cherish her loving memory; Wallace Peterson Jr, her son Marc Peterson (Ronkonkoma, NY), her daughter Shauna Peterson (Amityville, NY). Special Friend – Leroy Hampton Grandchildren – Erik Van Putten (Amityville, NY), Shaun Peterson (Amityville, NY), Amaya Peterson (Pennsylvania) and Giahnni Peterson (Lindenhurst, NY). Nephews – Claude “Anthony” Brumfield (Amityville, NY), Keith Brumfield (Amityville, NY), Kevin “Jacko” Brumfield (Great Neck, NY) and Jeffrey Brumfield (Atlanta, GA), Carlton Johnson (Puerto Montt, Chile), Daniel Collins (Elizabeth, NJ), James Johnson (Upstate NY), Michael Johnson (Tampa, FL) Tyrone Johnson (Tampa, FL) and Kevin Johnson (Central Islip, NY). Nieces – Renia Brumfield (Amityville, NY), Deborah Williams (Amityville, NY), Letoya Woods (Wyandanch, NY), Crystal Davis (Charlotte, NC), Monica Davis (Bronx, NY), Gail Davis (Bronx, NY), Gee Collins (St. Petersburg, FL), Denise Collins (New Jersey), Jennie Sulrzycki (Spring Hill, FL). A host of grand nieces and nephews. Godchildren – Roger and Francesca Cooper and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Ella (Ellie) Mae Brumfield, and siblings Betty Sue Woods and Jackie Brumfield. Lovingly Submitted The Family
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Final Resting Place

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, May 22, 2020
All Saints Church and Cemetery
855 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, New York, United States
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