Obituary of Margaret E. Petroni
Rensselaer-Margaret “Marge” Elizabeth (Forgea) Petroni, age 94, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
Marge was born in Albany to Ernest and Elizabeth (Gage) Forgea in 1929 and was raised in Rensselaer. She graduated from St. John’s Academy in 1947. Margaret went on to work for the State of New York where she retired after many years of service. Following her retirement, she worked in the Continuing Education Department at the East Greenbush School District until 2013. Marge loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Marge is survived and will be greatly missed by her children, Dawn (Petroni) Ballenberger (William), Nadine (Petroni) Dederick (Douglas) and Michael Petroni (Bobbye). She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Matthew (Reeti Kumar) and Gregory (Amanda Johnson) Ballenberger, Joshua, Jeremiah and Adam Dederick, and Renee (Raymond Ainsworth) and Anthony (Katrina Turner) Petroni; her great grandchildren, Gregory, Olivia, Eryn, Brayden, Kailyn and Anthony Jr; and her sisters, Patricia Forgea and Loraine Langlois.
Along with her parents, Marge is predeceased by her lifelong friend and former husband, Aldo Petroni, and her brothers Joseph and George Forgea.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at The Infusion Center at Albany Memorial Hospital for their care, comfort and compassion.
Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 3-6:30 pm at the W.J. Lyons, Jr., Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer. A funeral home service will follow at 6:30 pm. Burial will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10:00 am in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margaret Petroni, please visit Tribute Store