Anna Margaret Della Valle Pipola Fort PlainAnna Margaret Della Valle Pipola, 92, of Clark Avenue, Fort Plain entered peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2014, following a brief illness. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Caputo Della Valle. Anna graduated from Saratoga Springs High School and subsequently worked at the Watervliet Arsenal. She proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Anna was stationed in Colorado Springs serving as a nurse in the medics when she met her husband. She was employed for 36 years for the NY Telephone Company and retired in 1984 as a supervisor. She was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Anna was of the Roman Catholic faith and a member of Our Lady of Hope Church in Fort Plain. Anna's family lovingly remembers her as an inspiration. She was a devoted individual who was dedicated to teaching and helping others. Of her numerous interests, most notably, she enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as cooking and baking for others. Her overwhelming generosity was evident in her support of a variety of charities and organizations, especially for the preservation of animals. Anna was passionate about music and was a church organist for a number of years. Her musical talent was evident at a young age. She taught piano and played in a band, recording several records. Her music was joyous and touched the hearts of all of those around her. Anna will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Anna was predeceased by her husband, Cosomo; and her siblings, Alexander, Philomena, Theresa and Estelle. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Gaydusek, and devoted son-in-law, Edward of Fort Plain; her beloved grandchildren, Michael of Los Angeles, California, Diana of Falls Church, Virginia, and Laura of Merritt Island, Florida; one sister, Mary Jordan of Saratoga Springs, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10 o'clock at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 115 Reid Street, Fort Plain, NY with the Rev. Dennis Murphy as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY with military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Steve Caporizzo's Pet Connection, 341 Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317. Please visit the online guestbook at www.brbs funeral.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 24, 2014