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Adelaide Peters
DEXTER & GARDINER – Adelaide Peters, 90, died peacefully at her home January 6, 2013. She was born October 27, 1922 in Lowell, MA, 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 in Waterville, and received a B.S. 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 POW camps during World War II. She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dexter and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in 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 the Veterans Administration Hospital in Togus, serving a short time at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston. She retired to her home town 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; grand-daughters, Adelaide Chapman and husband Cory, great grand-daughter Carly and great grandson Casey, all of Chelsea, Theresa McPherson and husband Al; great grandsons Matthew and Andrew Padzdziorko, all of Winthrop; 3 step sons, 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 in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

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