Zachariah Morley Petersen

Born: Thu., Dec. 22, 1994
Died: Sat., Sep. 22, 2018


Visitation

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 29, 2018
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 29, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Church


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Griswold – Zachariah Petersen, son of Kathrine and Jeffrey Petersen, died tragically on a hiking trip on Cannon Mountain.
He was raised in Griswold, attended St. Bernard HS and graduated from UCONN.  He was a civil engineer and was employed at Mattern Construction.
Zach loved the outdoors and was an Eagle Scout.  He was also very artistic and left behind several beautiful drawings for the world to enjoy.
Zach traveled extensively on his adventures, enjoying motorcycling, mountain biking, caving, skiing and hiking.  He had been west to the Grand Canyon and surfed in LA.  His last adventures included hiking in Iceland and Australia.
He was well loved and respected and will be dearly missed by all he knew.  In keeping with Zach’s usual sentiments, this will be a “no tie” affair.  Zach is survived by his sister Sarah Petersen; brothers Daniel Petersen and Nathan Lundstrom (Heather); nephew Nolan Lundstrom;numerous cousins,aunts,uncles and family members. There will be calling hours held from 8:00AM-10:00AM on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018 at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  A memorial mass will follow at St. Mary’s Church in Jewett City, CT at 11:00AM.  
At the families request, please do not send flowers, instead you can honor Zach’s memory by giving a donation to the St. Bernard School to fund the Zachariah Petersen Art Scholarship, 1593 Norwich-New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT 06382, or the Appalachian Mountain Club at AMC, 10 City Sq, Boston, MA 02129 or via www.outdoors.org/honor-memorial-gift.    For online condolences please go to www.gagnepiechowski.com

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Deb Buttacavoli
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
Dear Petersen Family,
I remember Zachariah as a young child attending Griswold Public Schools. He was a very caring young man. Treasure your beautiful memories as they will forever be in your hearts.
My deepest Condolences to you and your family.

Nick Petersen
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
Jeff, Kathy, Sarah, & Dan, I so sorry for your loss. Zach was so loved by all of the family members near and far. I pray that God helps comfort you all during this time.

Dianne Bartos-Dobratz
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss.
I had Zack and your other children at Griswold Intermediate/Middle. They all were just such wonderful kids.
Always
Ms. D
Dianne Bartos-Dobratz

Matt & Rebecca St. Louis
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
Jeff, Kathy, Dan and Sarah,

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debi & Rob Berube
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
No words can express our sympathy for your loss of Zach. We send prayers and our thoughts.

Kevin and Sandra Smith
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
Sandra and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your son and we send our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We send a big hug and plenty of prayers to the Petersen family.

Sincerely,
Kevin and Sandra Smith

Marilyn Langer
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. Our deepest sympathy and love.
Marilyn and Ken Langer

Morad Behandish
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
There are no words to express how shocked and sorrowful I am after hearing the news... Zach was a great person and a dear friend of mine. My condolences to Zach's family and closest friends for this unbelievable tragedy.

Norman and Rolande Gay
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
We want to send you our condolences at this time. The tribute to your son was beautiful. We are praying for your family and friends during your time of sorrow. God bless you with His love and His peace.

Jane Petersen
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
My heart is broken. Losing this fine young man is a tragedy. My prayers are with you. Jane

Patty Martin
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Jeff and family, my heart goes out to you all. I cannot imagine a loss such as this. Please know you are all in my prayers.

Joe Angiolelli
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Jeff, Kathy and Family,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember Zach as a nice, polite kid when I met him. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Joe Angiolelli

Allison Kent
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
My heart goes out to you Jeff and your family. Such a terrible loss. Though I never met Zak, he sounds like a wonderful young man. Peace to you and your family.

Claude Petit
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Dear Jeff,
I do not know what to write to make you and your family feel better. The BDS family is there for you and we are all thinking about you. Let us know how we can help you in this difficult time.
Claude

Matt Petersen
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Dear Jeff, Kathy and family,

There are no words to describe our sorrow upon learning of your tragic loss. Keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Matt, Diane, Rebecca and Kristen Petersen

The Scannell Family
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Dear Jeff, Kathy, Nathan, Dan and Sarah,
We are so sorry for your loss!
Zach was a wonderful young man. He lived the 12 points of the scout law, and was an inspiration to the younger Troop members.
I never saw him without a broad smile and a twinkle in his eye.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Valentina Bayer
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Dear Jeff,
I can't imagine what you're going through. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep Zack and your family in my prayers. May God rest him and help you find peace in time. Be strong.
Condoleances,
Valentina

JACK WESA
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
Kathy & Jeff,

So sorry for your loss of Zach. I remember him briefly at your home , friendly, helpful, brightness of spirit. My condolences. Jack Wesa

Todd Lefurge
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
Dear Jeff, Kathy and family,

I was so very sorry to hear of Zach's death. I can't even begin to comprehend the extent of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ellie Czarnowski
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Dear Jeff and Family,
May cherished memories of family gatherings bring you peace in your times of sorrow.

David Mailhot
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Dear Jeff,
I was very sorry to hear about your tragic loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace and strength during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.
David Mailhot

Andrea Whyte
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Jeff, Kathy and family,

No words can describe how sorry I am for your tragic loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Please know that those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. Please let me know if there is anything in any capacity that I can do.

Samantha
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Adam Carrier
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
Zach was an amazing guy who will always reserve a place in my thoughts. All those who came in contact with him surely would remember his spunk and upbeat personality. We will miss him. I will miss him.

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends.

Doug & Melanie Simmons
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son Zach. Our thoughts are with you.

Angelo Mirabile
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
Today, Saturday was by far the most meaningful day of my life. The outpouring of well wishes of Zachs life. My heart is heavy and in time, I'll be able to deal with the loss of your son. He was an amazing child and I'm sure a challenge. The loss will impact his brother's and sister. Mom and dad, you've done an outstanding job with your children. Zach lived life too it's fullest... I will miss him greatly, as I just getting to know him..Rest in Peace...my good man!

Deb & Bill Maxeiner
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
Kathy & Jeff, so very sorry for your loss. We remember Zach running around at the Scout meetings and Bill remembers him from Scout camp. So sorry. Deb & Bill

Chuck and Heather DeLoid
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss, and are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lori Ross
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Jeff, I am so saddened to hear this tragic news, and I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through. I remember the stories you used to tell about the wonderful times you spent together, Zach truly is a remarkable young man and certainly made a positive impact on this world. I pray that somehow the love and support from family and friends will help you and your family find peace in this very difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Your friend and Pfizer colleague,
Lori Ross

Mary J. Greenleaf
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Dear Jeff and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all during this tragic time. May you all be comforted with wonderful memories of Zach. Mary Jane

Philip Anthony
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Katherine , Jeff and family ;

While I did not know Zach and acknowledge there are no words that I can express to make things better , please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss of Zachariah . By all accounts he was an outstanding young man .

sincerely;

Phil

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