Dianne F. (Sturtevant) Peters


Dianne F. “Deed” Peters, 75, of Rome, passed away with her family at her side on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rome on February 27, 1942, the daughter of the late Carl and Eileen Dunn Sturtevant, Sr. She was a graduate of St. Aloysius Academy. On May 26, 1962 she was united in marriage to George W. Peters. He passed away on July 19, 1980. 
Dianne worked at Sears and Roebuck, the Rome Home, and Con Med before retiring.

She loved to crochet, play games, do puzzles and had weekly craft club (the “Cruddy Crafters”) with her sisters. She especially enjoyed spending time with her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Church.

Dianne is survived by her four daughters, Susan (Richard) Tharrett of Rome, Darlene (Dominic Giardino) Skidmore of Rome, Lori Peters of Rome, and Kristy (Jim Martino) of Rome; four sisters, Karen Simons of Rome, Mary (Thomas) Shantz of Rome, Betty (Stephen) Leighton of Rome, and Barbara Pallas of Rome; a brother, Carl (Linda) Sturtevant, Jr., of Rome; seven grandchildren, Kelley (Eric Anderson) Tharrett, Richard (Samantha) Tharrett, Nicholas (Sarah) Tharrett, Brittany (Mike Reilly) Skidmore, Stacie Skidmore, Cassie Peters, and Christopher Peters; six great-grandchildren, Trinity, Isabella, Elliot, Carson, Mackenzi, and Paetyn,; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Sturtevant.

Dianne’s family would like to express their gratitude to our Rome Hospital family and friends, the Emergency Department, ICU, 2 North, Dr. Seedat, Dr. Khalaf, Dr. Matthew; her caregivers, Sue, Crystal, Mary Ellen Brockway, Kristina, Angel, and Karen H.; first responders, Dan Roberts, Brian Gualtieri, Jason Fairbrothers, and Ken Boone; and all those who kept mom in their prayers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dianne’s memory may be made to the Rome Humane Society or the Welcome Hall.

You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy and view the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.

She’s in the sun,

the wind, the rain,

she’s in the air you

breathe with every

breath you take.

She sings a song

of hope and cheer,

there’s no more pain,

no more fear.

You’ll see her in

the clouds above,

hear her whisper

words of love.

You’ll be together

before long, until then

listen for her song.

-Christy Ann Martine


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