Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Margaret Louise “Peg” Viglietta, 65

Wellsville, NY – Margaret Louise “Peg” Viglietta, 65, of 179 E. Dyke Street passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on December 26, 1955 in Olean, the daughter of the late Ellery and Marjorie (Rounds) Songster. On July 26, 1974 in Franklinville she married Danny A. Viglietta, who survives. 

Peg was raised in Franklinville and graduated from Ten Broect Academy and Franklinville Central High School. She has resided in: Franklinville; Austin, Texas; The Dalles, Oregon; and in 1980 she and Danny moved to Wellsville. She was formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant, at the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home in Machias, and Wellsville Manor. She worked as a waitress in Texas and Oregon. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. She enjoyed collecting antique glassware, canning, gardening, bird watching, and making crafts. She loved to cook, travel, host large parties, family gatherings, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Surviving in addition to her husband are: two children, Nicholas (Stephanie) Viglietta of Wellsville, and Dena Viglietta of Hornell; five grandchildren, Alyssa, Lauren, Kylie, Anthony, and Maggie; seven siblings, Patrick Songster, Barbara (David) Kottwitz, Judith Smith, Thomas (Sue) Songster, Mary Jane (Terry) Bogert, Jerry (Gretchen) Songster, Susan Weaver & her companion, Ted Chatterley; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased, in addition to her parents, by: a sister-in-law, Leila Songster; and a brother-in-law, Sam Weaver. 

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 West State Street, in Wellsville. A celebration of life will follow at the Wellsville Rod & Gun Club on Weidrick Road. Please consider memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. 


  1. I used to work with Peg at the Manor. Was such a wonderful woman always full of smiles. Fly high Peg. May u Rip. My prayers go out to her family. So sorry for your loss.

  2. My deepest condolences to Dan, Nick and Dena... and to the rest of the family. Peg was such a kind sole and knew how to bring joy to the lives of everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. RIP

  3. Dan, so sorry to hear of of the passing of your wife. We send prayers for you and the family. Bill & Jan Jones Sebring, Fl.

  4. Dear Dan, Vig, and the whole Songster Family, we are unable to be with you today to express our sympathy for your great loss. However, the Lord Jesus certainly will be in your midst offering His comfort and His peace. We have been praying daily for all of you for the past days and will continue to pray. Draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to you. Russ and Kathy Hatch