Longtime former Cutchogue resident William “Bill” Peters, 91, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25 at home in Raleigh N.C.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean Peters of Raleigh; his brother, Bernie Peters of Southold, his children, Chris Peters of North Bellmore and Sue Segre of Raleigh and grandchildren Bekah, Auston, Liz and Sandi.
Bill retired at the age of 56 from Unysis Corp and made his summer home in Cutchogue the base of his retirement activities. Bill and Jean travelled, became extensively involved in the community and enjoyed their grandchildren during the 48 wonderful years he was a full-time resident of Cutchogue. Bill and Jean relocated to Raleigh NC in 2008 to be closer to family.
Bill is probably best known for his work volunteering at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library and Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. He served as president of the board of trustees at the Library from 1984 to 1989 and was instrumental in making the library expansion when it opened in 1987 a reality. He served as president of Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council from 1990 to 1992 and treasurer for many years. He worked on the restoration of the Old House in Cutchogue from 1996 to 2006. Bill also helped Peconic Land Trust and the Town of Southold acquire and preserve the 105 acres of Fort Corchaug.
Donations in memory of Bill can be made to the Friends of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, P.O. Box 935, Cutchogue NY 11935.
This is a paid notice.