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Viola Eileen (Abrams) Petterson, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Coburg Village in Rexford on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Born August 5, 1926 in Lynbrook, NY she was the daughter of the late Frank and Viola (Seaman) Abrams.
Eileen graduated from NYS College for Teachers, Albany (now SUNY Albany) with a BA in Secondary Education. From 1948 to 1955 she worked for Bell Laboratories before staying at home to raise her family. In 1965 she re-entered the workforce at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and retired in 1988.
Eileen married Allen Petterson on March 25, 1949 in Lynbrook, NY, and together they raised their family until his passing in 2005. She kept in touch with her college through her class reunions and attended her 70th class reunion in October, 2018. Eileen enjoyed bowling and continued to bowl in a league with her family until she was 89.
Always an active church member, initially with a young family at First Lutheran Church in Albany and then after the family moved to Cossayuna with Argyle Presbyterian Church in Argyle. When Eileen moved to Coburg Village in 2006 she joined Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Clifton Park. Eileen enjoyed participating in the Prince of Peace weekly bible studies and Sunday services until it became too difficult for her to travel.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Eileen was predeceased by her sisters Mildred and Dorothy.
Left to cherish her memory are her children; Wayne L. Petterson (Winifred) of Clifton Park, Donald E. Petterson (Jean) of Walton, NY, Richard A. Petterson (Vicki Roberts) of Clifton Park, and Glenn A. Petterson (Kathryn) of Suwanee, GA, her grandchildren; Michael Petterson of Clifton Park, Samantha Grace (Jesse) of Scotia, Jessica Petterson of Lakewood, CO, and Erik Petterson of Suwanee, GA, her great-granddaughter Valerie Grace of Scotia, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Argyle, NY 12809.
A memorial service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be conducted on April 24, 2019 at 3 PM at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Clifton Park, NY.
Memorial donations in Eileen’s name can be made to the Community Hospice, Inc and the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.