Mary V. Peterson, age 95, of North Garfield Avenue, Port Washington, WI died peacefully Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls after a brief stay.

She was born in Chicago, IL on June 13, 1920, daughter of Vincent and Georgine Russell Caporali. As a young girl, that family moved to Port Washington. Mary graduated from Port Washington High School and worked at the former Badger Raincoat Mfg. Company.

On March 15, 1941, Mary wed William D. Peterson, originally from Ludington, MI at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington.

Besides being a wonderful homemaker, Mary waitressed at the former Grafton Hotel. She later began work in the office for Bolens Mfg. Company in Port Washington, where her husband also worked. Together they retired in 1982.

Over the years, Mary was active in numerous Bridge card clubs. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She will be remembered for her baking skills that were tough to duplicate. She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and the Christian Woman Society. Her husband Bill preceded her in death on November 5, 1994.

Mary is survived by her daughter Georgine (the late DuWayne) Molitor of Port Washington, six grandchildren Richard (Susan), David (Kay) and Daniel (Tina) Molitor, Christine (Mike) Wondra, Tony and Bill Ernisse; six great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, daughter Karen Ernisse, son-in-law DuWayne Molitor, grandchildren Lauri and Tom Ernisse and Mary Dean and Mary Ann Molitor, her sister Virginia Schumacher and brother Vincent Caporali.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6PM Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street. Port Washington. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Visitation will take place from 4-6PM Tuesday AT CHURCH with a 4PM rosary. Entombment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington. Memorials to charity of choice appreciated.

POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family. Information and condolences available at or 262/284-4431.