Lynn Peixotto passed away on December 14, 2021, after fighting a long battle with several chronic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and dementia.
Lynn was born on June 15, 1956, and was the daughter of Elisabeth and Gottlob Breitmaier, who immigrated through Elis Island from Germany between the World Wars. She was born in Long Island, NY, and spent most of her childhood growing up in a Jewish neighborhood in Queens. After graduating High School at age 16, she attended the University of Vermont, where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing. During her time at University, she met the love of her life in the Medical Student Library, John Peixotto, after he conveniently showed up after her classes in the halls. She knew he was the one after he made her an elaborate dinner of a rack of lamb with mint sauce and baklava on their first date.
After she graduated and was now engaged to John, she worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse. While working in that role, her team helped separate the first successful pair of conjoined twins. Later Lynn and John got married in Huntington Beach, NY, on a beautiful night with prime rib carved for each guest. The couple moved to Washington DC, where John did his residency at Walter Reed, and Lynn got her Master’s in Nursing at Catholic University.
Lynn and John were transferred to Alabama while he worked for the Army Medical Core and welcomed their first-born John Jr. to the world. Shortly after, she became a homemaker and devoted her life to her family, and always strived to give them the best lives. She and John settled down in Gig Harbor, WA, and welcomed their second born, a daughter named Kristin, 11 years after their first. She was a dedicated mother that attended her son’s football games and her daughter’s horse shows and helped in their classrooms.
She dreamed of building a house for her family that would grow with them. After tearing up an architect’s plan, she taught herself how to draft the plans and designed a house that would fit her family's unique needs. Impressively, she did so in two weeks. Lynn then made the plans come to life and managed the builders, and even worked as the clean-up crew. She had a knack for the built environment. Their family lived in the house she designed for over 15 years.
She is survived by her children Kristin and John Jr. and her husband John. Her love was infectious and could light up a room. She will be greatly missed.
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