Josephine Petillo

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Josephine M. "Jo" Petillo, 100, of 3 Brennan St., passed away Friday (Aug. 26, 2016) at her residence.
Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Smethport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Marianna Amanzia Bizzaro. On Aug. 18, 1956, in their home on Brennan Street, she married Edward Petillo, who passed away April 18, 2000.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church.
Mrs. Petillo worked many jobs, including The Silk Factory, Woolworth's and finally retiring from Owens-Illinois in 1980.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Debby (George) Whitney, with whom she resided, and Mary K. (John) Koscelnik of Burton, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, including, Lucy Nuzzo, Al (Stephanie) Nuzzo, Louis (Barb) Nuzzo and Mary Ann (Mark) Anderson and their families; and four grandchildren, Scott (Kim) Whitney, Brenda Wilson, Matt (Kathlyn) Koscelnik and Tim (Rhonda) Koscelnik.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Ricky Petillo; all of her siblings, Marion Luzzi, Ben Bizzaro, Patrick Bizzaro, Michael Bizzaro, Frank Bizzaro, Anthony "Tony" Bizzaro and Ralph Bizzaro; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the McKean County SPCA; or a .
Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, 2016
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