Claudia Peterson
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Obituary of Claudia A. Peterson

Claudia A. Peterson, 81, of Walton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 4 1937, in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Henry Smith and Violet Tucker.

Claudia worked as an L.P.N for over 17 years caring for patients in various facilities throughout her career until her retirement in 1984. She was a talented knitter, spinning her own wool and knitting sweaters for all of her grandchildren. Claudia’s favorite television show was Downton Abbey, she could watch it for hours.

Survivors include her daughter Pamela Masching of Walton; son Michael Newbeck (Ivy) of Long Island, NY; brother Eric Peterson of New York, NY; sisters Marilyn Hartwick-Grunthal (Mel) of St. Petersburg, FL and Eileen Pollac (Johnny); grandchildren Danielle Bosse (Gerry), Patricia Meintz, David Newbeck, Michael Masching (Tonya), Brianna VanLoan (David), Nicole Newbeck, Michael Newbeck, Samantha Newbeck, Brandon Newbeck, Johnny Pollac, Kimber Pollac, Michelle Pollac and Jason Pollac. Claudia is also survived by 12 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Peterson who passed in 2008 and her sons Mark Newbeck and John Peterson.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Claudia’s memory to may be made to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 46610 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home. Online condolences for the Peterson family are available at www.courtneyfh.com