Thursday, September 12, 2019


Peter Franzoso, 88, a lifelong resident and business owner in Croton-on-Hudson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at New York Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor.

Peter was born in Croton on June 16, 1931 to Maria Palmietto and Peter Franzoso, immigrants from Bari, Italy.  He graduated from CHHS in 1949.

Following in his father's footsteps as a barber, he attended The Wilfred Academy in Manhattan where he became a hairdresser.

He opened Town and Country Hairdressers in Croton and eventually two other shops, one in Montrose and one at the Rye Town Hilton.

Peter was a parishioner at Holy Name of Mary Church and could be found ushering every Saturday at the 5 o'clock mass.  He was also a member of Columbian Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 of the Croton Volunteer Fire Department, and a lifelong member of the Croton Yacht Club.

Peter and his brother built the Bari Manor apartments in 1959, as well as many private homes throughout Croton.

Peter was predeceased by his brothers Dominic, Mario, Vito and John and by his sister Rose Letterii.

He is survived by his son Mark Franzoso (Diane); his daughter Joy Franzoso (Brian Salonsky); grandchildren Brian Nolan, Jessica Owens (Matthew) and Aexandra and Jacqueline Simpson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A private service and interment will be held by the family at a later date.

Memorial donations to the Rotary Club of Croton-on-Hudson, PO Box 323, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 would be appreciated by the family.

A photo of Peter can be found in the 1949 year book here.


  1. My condolences to Mark and the entire family. I knew Peter from his Town & Country days before we moved. A great guy. Arthur J. Finetti

  2. My condolences to Mark and Joy during this difficult time.

  3. Mark and family. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. (Your dad gave me my first manicure way back when.)

  4. My condolences to Mark and his family during this difficult time.
    Joe and Gemma Martinelli