Frances M. Campeta of Valatie, passed away on September 22, 2023 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Born in Columbiaville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Mabel (Graziano) and Angelo Chiarella and the loving wife of the late Anthony P. Campeta.
Before her retirement, Frances was a real estate broker for several area real estate agencies. She was a bookkeeper at Whitney's Department Store in Albany and also at Brooklyn Press in Brooklyn. She was a devoted Catholic and sang in St. John the Baptist Choir. She was an avid tennis player and was honored by the USTA for her tennis career. She met several famous players including Billie Jean King. For many years, she ran a tennis tournament every fall in Kinderhook. Frances was also an artist and enjoyed painting.
Frances is survived by two sons, Anthony (Kimberly) Campeta of Ledyard, Connecticut and Michael A. Campeta of Boston, Massachusetts; a sister Mary Ann (Joseph) Pulice of Columbiaville, New York; two grandchildren, Kristen (Matthew) Benoit and Matthew Campeta and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband and parents, Frances is also predeceased by her sister, Grace Petramale and her two brothers, Frank and Phillip Chiarella.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM, Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie. Burial will follow in the church's cemetery. Friends are invited and may call from 4-6 PM, Thursday at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Rt. 9, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, 1025 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, NY 12184.
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