Charlotte (Philips) Brunell, 79, died Sept. 13 at UMass Medical Center, University Campus, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Herbert Peterson. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Edward Philips and Edith (Freeman) Philips Slater. She worked for many years as a labor consultant for the Massachusetts Teachers Association. She was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Israel and Hadassah. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert Storm Brunell and his companion, Brenda Landgren, of Worcester, and Jeffrey S. Brunell and his wife, Tara, or Hollywood, Fla.; three stepchildren, Paul F. Peterson and his wife, Carolyn, of St. Mary’s, Ga., Jon E. Peterson of Worcester, and Kristin M. Tupper and her husband, Bill, of Holden; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Bernie and Hank. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 15 Jamesbury Drive, Worcester, MA 01609; or to Rachel’s Table, 633 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN