Published in the April 20, 2018 edition

MELROSE — DeRicci M. (Knudson) Peterson, 89, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on April 12, 2018.

DeRicci was born and raised in Fargo, N.D. and worked in the commercial laundry business for many years. She resided in Melrose, liked eating hot dogs and her family was the most important part of her life.

DeRicci was the mother of Michael Thomas and his wife Lisa of Minnesota and Gary Peterson and his wife Elin Agustsson of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose.