Obituary of Barbara Jean Peters
Barbara Jean “Barb” Peters, 92, of Canton passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at Massena
Rehabilitation & Nursing Center with loving family at her side.
Calling hours will be held privately for the family at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation
Barb was born August 21, 1930 in Canton, New York, daughter of the late Durwood D. and
Agnes (Warner) Stanton. She graduated Canton High School in 1950 with a Homemaking
On June 28, 1950 she married her beloved Ray Peters in Canton. The couple raised two sons
and two daughters. Ray predeceased her February 16, 1995.
Barb provided child care in her home for 11 years, worked for Canton Central School in the
cafeteria, Pearls Department Store, J.J. Newberry and Community Bank in Canton, along with
being a loving wife and mother.
Surviving are her children, Stephen J. (Debra) Peters of Hermon, Tari L. (Joe) Briggs of Canton,
Lyne M. (Dan) Soulia, Canton and Raymond D. (Lisa) Peters of Enfield, Connecticut; a brother,
Richard B. (Maria) Stanton, of Vernon; 8 grandchildren; Jamie (Heather) Peters, Christopher
(Dani) Briggs, Angela Peters Thomas, Shana (Brian) Livernois, Adam (Amanda) Soulia, Jason
(Stephanie) Briggs, Kayla (Graham) Raymond, Krista Peters, 20 great grandchildren and 3
great great grandchildren, also Brother-in-law Bill Rood of Canton, and Brother-in-law Glen
Peters of Canton.
She was predeceased by her sister Janice “Jan” Rood and 2 baby sons.
Barb and Ray lived in Canton for many years and traveled through 47 states and through
Canada and Mexico with their motorhome meeting new people and making many lifelong
friends along the way. The couple owned a home in Colton for 11 years before returning to
She was a devoted lifelong member of the Canton United Methodist Church, and enjoyed being
involved with their Free Will Dinners.
Barb loved her family and always thoroughly enjoyed hosting holidays and family dinners filling
the home with great food and lasting memories.
More recently she passed her time with putting together jigsaw puzzles and also was an avid
reader and enjoyed reading books about the Amish.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Canton United Methodist Church.
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