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Joyce G. (Platten) Peterson

October 31, 1931 — May 5, 2022

Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls: Joyce G. Peterson, 90, went to the Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Joyce passed peacefully at the Pathway Home surrounded by family and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at Restvale Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life to honor Joyce will be held at the Elks Lodge #992 at 2221 West Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, NY on Monday, May 9th from 3 - 6 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pathway Home, P.O.Box 516, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 or make a donation online at

Joyce was born in Seneca Falls on October 31, 1931; the daughter of Romayne and Genevieve (Young) Platten. She grew up in Tyre, NY on a small farm. Joyce was happiest when working in flower gardens. Joyce met Lawrence "Pete" Peterson and married on December 30, 1950 in the Seneca Falls Trinity Episcopal Church.

Joyce worked for Guaranteed Parts, Zoto's, and Mynderse Academy cafeteria. Joyce enjoyed Pot Luck Dinners at the Elks Club and attending events at other clubs in the area.

Most of all, Joyce loved her family. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Lawrence "Pete" Peterson; her sons: Bob (Kitty) Peterson and Jim (LeeAnn) Peterson; brother-in-law Carl Post; grandchildren: Becky (Nate) Spano, Marie (Kim) Peterson, Joshua (Christine) Peterson, Jeremy (Tara) Peterson, and Christopher Plate; and great-grandchildren: Cyrus, Emma, Joshua, Ethan, Aaron, Gabe, and Khloe, along with many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Romayne and Genevieve (Young) Platten; a sister, Eleanor Post; mother and father-in-law Cornelia and Howard Peterson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Connie and Donald Peterson; niece Kim Peterson and nephew Chuckie Peterson.

A special thanks goes out to her home caregivers: Terry, Jenn, Holly, Julia, Kim, Hannah, Jessica, along with the Pathway Home staff and volunteers who provided excellent care.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joyce G. (Platten) Peterson, please visit our flower store.

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