Viola Peterson

Viola Jean Peterson

Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Viola Jean Peterson, age 83 of Corning, NY passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. She was born on August 12, 1937 in Corning, New York to Jurious and Genevieve Peterson.

She retired from Corning Inc. after 37 years of service as a production PLI.

She will be remembered as a strong, active, and independent woman. Viola enjoyed spending time with her family, especially while camping in her younger years. She also liked crocheting and taking long walks.

Viola is survived by 3 children: Richard (Robin) Robbins of Corning, Lisa (Andrew) Sullivan of Painted Post, Michelle Corso of Painted Post; brother: Jurious (Jan) Peterson of Painted Post; 6 grandchildren: Jasmine, Devin, Joseph, Kalie, Nikolas,Tommy; 1 great grandchild: Kellan; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by her brother, William Peterson; sisters, Myra Peterson, Mabel Eaton; great nephew, Chad Bates.

Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Burial will be private in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

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    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    17 W. Pulteney Street
    Corning, New York 14830
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Lou & Jeanette Fell

Posted at 10:41am
Our condolences to Viola's family. May she rest in eternal peace.
Lou & Jeanette Fell

Troy and Kevin

Posted at 04:53pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers ascending and surrounding you all during this difficult time. May Viola rest in peace and rise in glory.


Posted at 02:46pm
I just want to say how very sorry I was to hear about Viola Passing.I worked with Viola many years ago at Corning Inc.Viola was such a wonderful person to work with.Everyone liked her.I use to give her a ride home after work so many times.I want to tell Michell and Lisa and all her family. How very sorry I am.She we’ll be missed so much.May God be with all her family at this sad time..

Beverly Posted at 02:47pm

Beverly Lincoln

Doreen E Spear

Posted at 08:32pm
Beautiful lady inside and out! I loved her so much and I was always welcome to visit with my Mom Ruby! I will always miss her! RIP and God hold your hand! Blessings to the family

Joseph celelli

Posted at 11:13am
Prayers to the family, i would often sit and talk to Viola during her stay at Brookdale when I would visit my mother. Prayers

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