Frances A. Peterson

Frances A. Peterson, 77, Mount Airy MD., predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph F. Peterson, passed away Tuesday February 26, 2019 after a long illness. Born in Albany N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank Maddalla and Clara Maddalla (Tyler). She was a secretary for the Conservationist Magazine. Frances was highly artistic winning many awards in ceramic arts. She was an avid horticulturist and could name nearly any flowering plant both in common and Latin terms. She was a pet lover especially of cats, ferrets and her dog Britney. Frances provided religious training for many years at Saint Williams Catholic Church in Troy.  She volunteered her time at St Catherine’s Center for Children. She is survived by her beloved: sons John F. Cipollo (Rachel), Michael A. Cipollo (Karen Sicurelli) and Joseph M. Cipollo; brother Thomas Maddalla (Jan Bush); Sister Cynthia Kennedy; grandchildren Nicholas J. Cipollo (Megan) and Angela M. Cipollo, and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and foster children. A wake will be held on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home (corner of 115th St. and Fourth Ave), Lansingburgh. Thence on Tuesday  St Augustine’s Church, a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:30, followed at 11:30 by grave side services at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y.


Flowers can be sent to:

John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home

565 Fourth Ave, Troy NY 12182

(518) 235-0952