Maggie Peterson, Charlene Darling on ‘Andy Griffith,’ has died

The actress from Greeley was greatest recognized for enjoying Charlene Darling on “The Andy Griffith Show.” She was 81 years outdated.

WASHINGTON — Maggie Peterson, greatest recognized for enjoying Charlene Darling on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died on the age of 81, her household introduced on Monday.  

According to posts from Peterson’s family members on a GoFundMe and on her Facebook page, the actress died Sunday afternoon peacefully in her sleep. 

Peterson’s well being declined after the loss of life of her husband, Gus, final December, her household defined. She was lately moved again house to Colorado, the place she was nearer to family members. 

Family members made a GoFundMe web page for Peterson again in March 2020 after she suffered a sequence of falls and needed to be hospitalized for practically 80 days. Her household has used that GoFundMe to supply updates to followers on her situation since then. 

“Maggie wanted this community to know how much you meant to her over the past three years,” Ben Eaton, Peterson’s nephew wrote Monday on the GoFundMe. “Despite being in Las Vegas and away from her family, your love and devotion helped her to not feel alone. She made many mentions to us about how she couldn’t believe how generous you all were. You truly made a positive impact on her life and helped her during some very difficult times.”

According to the household’s publish, there will likely be a personal funeral service within the subsequent few weeks. 

The Andy Griffith Museum additionally posted a tribute to Peterson on its Facebook web page. 

“It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Maggie Peterson Mancuso. Maggie will forever be remembered by Mayberry Fans as Charlene Darling on “The Andy Griffith Show.” She brought so much joy to her fans, and to our Mayberry Days Festival. We will miss you Maggie,” the museum post stated

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