Obituary: Jonathan F. Peters

Jonathan F. Peters, at 50
Surrounded by loving family, Jonathan Frederick Peters of Hull died June 4 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 50.
He grew up in Bridgewater, graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, and attended Colby College and Bridgewater State University. However, his favorite place was Nantasket Beach, where he and his wife, Pamela Pattavina, lived for 18 years. 
Mr. Peters spent his career in health care, forming close friendships along the way. People who had the chance to know him would describe him as empathetic, creative, thoughtful, and always thinking of others. Mr. Peters was a good gift-giver and the kind of guy you would call if you got a flat tire at 2 a.m. and needed a spare. He’d shop-vac your flash-flooded basement while you were out of town and never ask for a thank you. He never forgot the vegetarians at Thanksgiving. He grew river irises and beautiful peonies and had just started a koi pond; he loved gardening. 
In addition to his wife, Pamela J. Pattavina, of Hull, Mr. Peters leaves his children: Sydney Peters, Joshua Peters, Danielle Pattavina, Amanda Pattavina, Neela Ryan, John Pattavina, Oliver Pattavina, and Hunter Pattavina. He was the grandfather of Olive Frederick Ryan and Isabel Pattavina Habeeb. He is also survived by sisters, Christine Schultz and Rebecca LaGrasta, and a brother, Hal Peters. 
His funeral service was held Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bridgewater, with burial at Mount Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of traditional flower arrangements, please consider contributing a commemorative outdoor plant to the garden Mr. Peters started. For online guestbook, visit