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Paula W. Petersen

July 9, 1949 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 72)


Paula W. Petersen, 72, of Ridgefield, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021. She was the wife of the late John S. Petersen Jr.

Paula was born in Schenectady, NY on July 9, 1949; a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth (Whitney) Weltzien. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers and Pace University in Pleasantville.

A resident of Ridgefield since 2003, Paula previously resided in Ridgefield from 1978 to 1988 and Westchester County from 1988 to 2003. Paula was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Pleasantville, NY. In her spare time, she enjoyed bridge, sewing, crafts and baking.

Paula is survived by her two children; John Petersen and his wife, Lynne and Heather Berry and her husband, Patrick. Paula is also survived by five grandchildren; Hailey and Ella Petersen and Ruth, Archibald, and June Berry. In addition, Paula is survived by two brothers; Henry Weltzien and Mark Weltzien and his wife, Liz. In addition to her parents and her husband Paula was predeceased by two brothers, William and Whitney Weltzien.

A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church; 197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Masks or other facial coverings are required for all in attendance. There will be no calling hours, interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services of New York – 475 Riverside Drive Suite 1244; New York, NY 10115,

Kane Funeral Home is in care of funeral arrangements.


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Memorial Service
November 4, 2021

10:00 AM
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570


Lutheran Social Services of New York
475 Riverside Drive Suite 1244, New York NY 10115

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