DEXTER and GARDINER – Adelaide Peters, 90, died peacefully Jan. 6, 2013, at her home. She was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Lowell, Mass., a daughter of Robert and Cecile (Desrosiers) Cinq-Mars.
She was educated in Dexter schools, was a graduate of Sister’s Hospital School of Nursing, Waterville, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Boston College School of Nursing, class of 1958. Adelaide served with a rank of first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from D-Day to the liberation of the German prisoner of war camps during World War II. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Gardiner, and was proud to have been a 65-year member of the American Legion. During most of her nursing career she was employed at Veterans Administration Hospital, Togus, serving a short time at Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston. She retired to her hometown of Dexter and married Leo A. Peters. She was a happy homemaker and helped care for her elderly parents. After the death of her husband she moved to Gardiner to be closer to her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Alice Banks Boynton; granddaughters, Adelaide Chapman and husband, Cory, great-granddaughter, Carly, and great-grandson, Casey, all of Chelsea, and Theresa McPherson and husband, Al, and great-grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Padzdziorko, all of Winthrop; three stepsons, Thomas Peters of Methuen, Mass., Richard Peters of Dexter and James Peters of Andover, Mass., and their wives, partners, children and grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo; brother, Robert Cinq-Mars; her twin sister, Alice Bruzstowwicz; and sister, Agnes Cinq-Mars.
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at a later date at St. Annes Church, Dexter. Spring burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com.