Retirement Blessing to CCFW Member, Richard Peterson

To our Dear Friend and Colleague, Richard Peterson,

On behalf of CCFW and all its members, we extend our heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved retirement after an outstanding 32 years with the Seattle Archdiocese Associated Catholic Cemeteries. Your dedication and commitment to the mission of  Associated Catholic Cemeteries as well as our own organization have been truly remarkable, and we are immensely grateful for all that you have done. Your tireless efforts and compassionate service have touched countless lives and brought solace to those in times of grief. Your leadership and expertise have been invaluable, and your unwavering support will be deeply missed. As you embark on this new chapter, may your retirement be filled with joy, relaxation, and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams.

“Looking forward in Joyful Hope”

As a seminarian in the 1970s, Richard Peterson earned summertime money at Catholic cemeteries — mowing grass, trimming around gravestones, weeding flowerbeds and sometimes helping at graveside services.

“It was work, it was outdoors, it was seeing what they do at the cemeteries, and it was getting dirty,” Peterson said. “And actually I liked it. It was a good group of people to work with.” Read More