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Robert Carl Peterson

September 1, 1933 - July 18, 2023

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Robert Carl Peterson, 89, of Hamden, husband of Joan Hubler Peterson, passed away at Yale-New Haven Hospital on July 18, 2023. Born in New Haven on September 1, 1933 to the late Gothard and Pauline Marotte Peterson, Robert grew up in the New Haven area before settling in Hamden, where he and his wife of 69 years raised their family.

A proud US Navy veteran, he went on to work for SNET for the next 44 years, working his way up to manager of building construction.

Robert had a huge role in the start-up and organization of the Hamden hockey program before becoming president of the Hamden Hockey Organization.

Besides his wife, Joan, Robert will be remembered by his children and their spouses, Jill Peterson and Elizabeth Bell of Atlanta, GA, Eric and Susan Pomarico Peterson of Hamden, Doug and Jill Peterson of Guilford; grandchildren, David Bell, Ryan, Nathan, Christian, and Alex Peterson; brothers, Paul and Jane Peterson of North Branford and Gary and Lorraine Peterson of South Daytona, FL. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Louise Brunnelle Marotte, who helped raise Robert and was always a constant in his life.


Funeral services were held on July 22nd at the Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, followed by private burial. Contributions in Robert’s memory may be sent to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

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