Obituaries » Fiorage Petrillo
Fiorage “Frank” Michael Petrillo, 95, of Landisville, NJ passed away peacefully on April 6, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. He was born in Camden, NJ, the son of the late Antonio and Lorenzina Petrillo. Frank was a drafting student to pursue a work in the architectural field.
In 1943 he was drafted into the Army, there he would go on to serve in the North African Theatre. Frank was part of the landing of D-Day, June 6, 1945 landing on Omaha Beach, fighting a battle near the town of Saint Lo, France. Frank was wounded and taken to a hospital in England. After the war he met his wife, Grace Sciarretta at a dance in Camden, NJ. They married on April 10, 1948 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Camden, NJ. Frank worked as a clothing cutter for 55 years. He had a great passion for gardening, cooking with Grace and spending many memorable days crabbing with Grace and their five children.
Frank was a member of the VFW and American Legion post in Landisville, NJ. He was a man of few words, very patriotic and a loving, husband, father and grandfather.
He leaves his devoted wife of 71 years, Grace; his sons, Mark Petrillo (Waka), Lawrence Petrillo (Maria) and John Petrillo; two daughters, Mary Ann Petrillo and Sharon Keller (Ray); six grandchildren, Dominic Petrillo, Leanna Petrillo, Christina Petrillo, Jenna Petrillo, Norris Glass, and Seth Barratt and his brother, Anthony Petrillo.
A church visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10am to 12:15pm followed by a funeral mass at 12pm from Our Lady Of The Blessed Sacrament – Church Of St. Michael, 504 West Avenue, Minotola. Interment will follow in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor.
ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Donations in memory of Frank may be made to:
Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675
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