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Francesca Anne Peterson

September 4, 1956 ~ August 21, 2020 (age 63)

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Francesca Anne Peterson, 63, a long time resident of Viera, FL passed away on August 21, 2020.  Fran was born on September 4, 1956 in Queens, NY to Salvatore Costa and Mary Brincku Costa. She is survived by her life partner, Lorraine Anthony, her three children, Jim (Geni), Steve (Amy) Peterson, and Lindsay (Tristan Bartolin) Peterson. Fran will be remembered with love by her grandchildren, Daniella, Isabella, Quinn, Sutton, and Patrick. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Costa, and sister, Judi Bjork, as well as her nieces and nephews, Julianne, John, Jillian, and Brian.

Fran was a retired elementary school teacher, a career she cherished. She always had a great love for animals and had numerous  pets in her lifetime, especially her favorite dog, Tippy, who was her constant companion for so many years. Fran loved to travel to places near and far such as Alaska, Italy, The Grand Canyon, and, most recently, a road trip from Florida to Massachusetts with many stops along the way. Fran enjoyed searching for sea glass and she and Lorraine possessed an extensive collection from around the country. Most importantly, Fran enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time.

If you are so inclined, please make a donation in Fran’s name to Fran’s favorite charity: Misfit Animal Rescue, Inc. at PO Box 978, Groveland, FL 34736 or to any animal rescue of your choice.

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