John Pederson, 73, of Cape Coral, FL and formerly of Lunenburg, MA passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 24, 1945 in Concord, MA to the late John and Anna Pederson.
John was graduate of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (1963). Shortly after getting married to his high school sweetheart, he was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. After boot camp, he was stationed in Japan for 18 months, working in communications. When he returned from the war, he and Cyndie purchased a home in Littleton where they lived for 27 years and raised their family. John was proud to spend his career as a truck driver, winning a safe driver award for five consecutive years from one of his employers. He was most proud, however, of his service to his country. In his younger years, John enjoyed camping, snowmobiling and boating on Lake Matawanakee in Littleton with family and friends. John also enjoyed owning several collectible cars and had quite the model car collection.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Cynthia B. Pederson and his sister Nancy Gilberti and her husband Donald Sr. He leaves two loving children, Jay Pederson and his wife Jennifer of Shirley, MA and Michelle Oliviero and her husband Paul of Danvers, MA; the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Allison Wentworth of Arlington, VA; cousin Roger Pederson and his wife Carol of Cape Coral, FL; several cousins; several nieces and nephews; as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews.
The family is most appreciative of the care he received in his final months from Hope Hospice and the staff at the Crossings at Hancock Creek.
Family and friends can gather to honor and remember John for a period of memorial visitation on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. A graveside service with military honors will immediately follow at Westlawn Cemetery, New Estate Road, Littleton.
John loved to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital; in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a memorial contribution in John's memory to St. Jude's.