Dorothy's Story

WOODLAND - Dorothy E. Peterson, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday morning, March 26, 2016, at Borderview Rehab and Nursing Home in Van Buren. She was born May 4, 1923, in Woodland, the daughter of Ralph C. and Bessie (Wiggins) Buzzell.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Aroostook Federation of Farmers, Potato Service Inc., McCain Foods and Keith Nelson Insurance Agency. Dorothy was a longtime and active member of First Baptist Church of Woodland, serving as Sunday school teacher, Superintendent and Treasurer. She always had coffee and cinnamon rolls available for her friends and family to enjoy. She was an avid quilter, making custom made quilts for each of her grandchildren and children. Quilting on the big table on the porch at camp was a favorite way to relax and enjoy the lake.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Ruth Peterson of Brewer and Robert and Joyce Peterson of Woodland; two daughters and their husbands, Deborah and Gary Cameron of Caribou and Ruth and Randy Gauvin of Farmington; a sister, Ruth Goff of Mount Pocono, PA., thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Peterson, in 1993; a brother, Colby Buzzell; three sisters, Margaret Stevens, Elizabeth Buzby and Irene Lau; and a grandchild, Sally Sandra Peterson.

Friends may call at noon Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover Street, Caribou, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Palmer and Pastor Ron Rosser co-officiating. Spring interment will be at Westmanland Cemetery, Westmanland. Donations may be made in her memory to the Cary Medical Center, Hayward Suite, 163 Van Buren Rd., Caribou, ME 04736. Online condolences may be shared at
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