Carl E. Petersen

May 03, 1925 - Jan 04, 2022


Carl E. Petersen USN (Ret), age 96, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2022 at home with his daughter by his side. He was the husband of the late Helen (Aguiar) Petersen. Carl was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Carl and Alice (Green) Petersen. He grew up in Mason City and enli...


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Carl E. Petersen

May 03, 1925 - January 04, 2022


Heidi March 10, 2022

Carl and Helen had a profound influence on my life and the life of my family. They had emotional intelligence ahead of their time. Carl in the pride he had for the family he chose, he would never belittle or undermine his whole hearted ability to love, the way he always was willing to help and wear his heart on his sleeve. Helen once told me she chose a husband with the best attributes of her children and for that " those @ssholes won't get along until I'm dead and gone and when that moment came ill be smile down from heaven knowing I made the right choices. As a newly divorced single mother those words helped me and my family find the happiness they deserve. God speed Carl you were a great man and for that my family and I will be eternally greatful.

Roberte Neville January 11, 2022

What a blessed life, of an actual American hero, who lived a life of class, through 96 long years. My condolences to his family. Respectfully Chaplain Roberte Neville

GinaMarie Doherty January 10, 2022

Thank you for your service Master Chief! May you rest in eternal peace. Sincerely, The Doherty Family ⚓

Lindsay CNA January 8, 2022

I work at the hospital and I met Carl there, he is a amazing person and a pleasure to take care of he will truly be missed my condolences

Lenny Levesque January 8, 2022

Sorry for your loss Bill. My prayers a d thoughts are with you during this time of sorry.
Lenny Levesque

David Petersen January 8, 2022

A true American hero - a life well lived - love always, David and Pauline Petersen

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