Donald Alan Peterson
Updated 12:29 pm, Saturday, March 26, 2011
Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late T. Sigurd and Carol Peterson, and lived most of his life in Fairfield. A 1962 graduate of Andrew Warde High School, he served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Over the course of his professional career, he worked at Perkin-Elmer in Danbury, where he assisted in work on components for the Hubble space telescope.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 44 years, Mary Ellen; his children, Carol, Jeffrey and Keith; his daughters-in-law, Andrea and Jessica; his grandchildren, Anna, Samuel and Nicholas; his brother, David, and his wife Linda; his sister, Patricia and her husband Wes; a brother-in-law, Edward Kachmar and his wife Cynthia, and nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, 79 Church St., Bridgeport. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours are Sunday, March 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road. For information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com.