Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on February 14, 1937, Peggy passed away peacefully at home in Sonoma surrounded by her family on January 11, 2023. Beloved wife of Anthony Albano, she is survived by her two sisters, Linda Dunseth and Toni Shweiky; four children, Nanette Albano-Lane, Terri Albano-Williamson, Marie Albano-Dito and Vince Albano. Peggy was very involved in the beginning of Mary's Pizza Shack, and worked alongside her husband Anthony, her sister-in-law, the late Anna Byerly and her mother-in-law, the late Mary Fazio.
At age four Peggy lived in Hawaii where her father was stationed as a Navy Chief Petty officer. Peggy and her mother and father all survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Her family moved to Sonoma Valley when she was a teenager, and Peggy graduated from Sonoma Valley High School. She met Toto Albano in high school, and they fell in love and married in March of 1955.
Peggy was an avid reader; she enjoyed playing tennis, traveling and entertaining family and friends. But her biggest joy was caring for her large family. Along with her four children, Peggy had 10 grandchildren, Chase Williamson, Reese Williamson, Elysse Lane, Taylor Lane, Graziano Dito, Luigi Dito, the late Anthony Christian Albano, Vincent Albano, Isabella Albano and Dominic Albano. Peggy also had four great grandchildren, Luca Cullen Williamson, Sloane Williamson, Joaquin Garcia Buerba and Scarlett Ballinger.
The family will have a private service for Peggy. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pets Lifeline.
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