Mrs. Joy Mae Petracco

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  • "I'm so sorry to just now learn about Joy Mae's passing away..."
    - Hilda Parris
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Funeral service for Mrs. Joy Mae Petracco, 72, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jacksonville. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Petracco passed away on August 3, 2017 at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Petracco was a native of Calhoun County. She met her future husband while he was stationed at Ft. McClellan. They were married on October 8, 1966 in Anniston and had their reception at the NCO Club at Ft. McClellan. She and her husband moved to New Jersey and lived for several years before returning to Alabama. Mrs. Petracco received a commendation from the New Jersey National Guard for all the help she gave to troops over the years. She was known by her friends as the "Queen of Square Dance" and loved to dance whenever she had the chance. She was a Christian and had attended St. Charles Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Willie and Nobie Bragg Measles; a daughter, Carin Marietta Petracco; sisters, Patricia Chaney, Frances Measles, and Betty Measles Sims, and a brother, Billy Measles. Mrs. Petracco is survived by her husband of 51 years, SFC Angelo Petracco, U.S. Army (ret), of Jacksonville; her children, Angela K. Pagano, of New Jersey, James Robert Petracco, of Jacksonville, Sally Ann Schultz, of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Dario Pagano, Dainelle Pagano, SGT Anthony Coppinger, U.S. Army, Angelo Coppinger, and Private Joey Coppinger, U.S. Army; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Glass, of Jacksonville; brothers, Monroe Measles, of Piedmont and James Measles, of Piedmont. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to a church of your choice to further the cause of Jesus Christ. Online condolences may be made to the family at K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center 322 Nisbet Street NW Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 5, 2017