Joseph Peters

Joseph Peters of Riverhead and Naples, Fla., died at Acadia Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Riverhead  Sept. 6. He was 89 years old.

He was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Brooklyn to Charles and Louise Pietromartire, and later attended Bayside High School, St. John’s University and Hunter College, where he received his master’s degree.

From 1953 to 1954, he served as a corporal in the United States Army, where he taught mathematics.

On July 8, 1978, he married Carol Attanasi, and together they made their home in Mattituck for many years.

Joe was a teacher in the Hampton Bays Union Free School District, a communicant and usher at Sacred Heart Parish and a past president of the Mattituck Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife Carol; two children, Lisa, of the Dominican Republic, and Jeffrey, of Hollis, N.H.; two grandchildren, Molly and Nathan; and nieces and nephews in Mattituck, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The family will receive visitors Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt will officiate.  Interment, with U.S. Army honors, will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

This is a paid notice.