Molly Meghan Peterson, 37, died peacefully in her home on November 15, 2016 after a long, courageous battle with Huntingtonâs Disease. Molly was born on July 20, 1979 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The daughter of Terry, a member of 82nd Airborne and Nancy, an Administrator at Carolina Inn Assisted Living Facility, they made several moves around the world including Germany, Fayetteville, NC and Columbia, MD until settling back in Fayetteville in 1998. Those who knew Molly knew her as loving, kind hearted, easy going and full of positivity. She had a passion for animals and found herself working as a vet tech for years where she made many friends- both furry and human. Molly became an advocate for all living things by rescuing dogs, working closely with and supporting animal shelters and tending her many fish tanks. She loved music, animals, outdoors, her friends and most of all, her family. âShe taught me to be grateful for every little thingâ said her Goddaughter, Madison.
When Molly was diagnosed with Huntingtonâs Disease on her 25th birthday, she greeted the diagnosis with grace, positivity, and even humor. She was so courageous and accepted every step of the disease without complaining. She became an advocate, making it a priority to bring awareness and education to this uncommon disease and always allowed doctors to learn from her experience with HD. She fought bravely all the way until the end when the disease became too much.
Molly is survived by her mother Nancy, her father Terry, her sister-in-law Abby Peterson (David Beares), cousin Kristen Sandomeno (Peter Sandomeno), nieces Alivia and Quinn, nephew Max, and cousins Grady and Madison (also Goddaughter). She joins those who passed on before her including her brother Aaron, aunts, uncle and grandparents.
A celebration of Mollyâs life will take place at The Carolina Inn at Village Green in Fayetteville, NC and will be announced at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Huntington Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Ste. 902, New York, NY 10018 or the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, 3927 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 28303, a no kill shelter in Fayetteville, NC.
A special thank you to The Carolina Inn at Village Green community and related companies, 3HC Hospice, Dr. Richard Serano, her neurologist and friend, and Mollyâs caretakers Debbie and Robbie for all of their loving support.
Services are entrusted to Sullivanâs Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.