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Tara L. Petrella

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Tara L. Petrella of West Brandywine Twp. Tara L. Petrella, 51, of West Brandywine Township, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of F. Rick Petrella, Jr., with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Gary Rhoades of E. Fallowfield Twp. and Doris Larkin King of Downingtown. Tara was a 1978 graduate of Downingtown High School and then went on to graduate from West Chester State Teachers College in 1982. She worked as a financial analyst for Aetna U.S. Healthcare for 15 years. She was a member of St. Peter Church in West Brandywine. She volunteered for Birthright of Coatesville. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and relaxing around the her Koi pond. In addition to her husband Rick, she is survived by a son, Justin J. Petrella and his fiance, Ashley Couture, who will marry on July 28th. She is also survived by her grandmother, Marge "Mom-Mom" Curry; her sister, Tracy Breeding of Honey Brook; her in-laws, Francis, Sr. and Jeannette Petrella; sister-in-law, Lynn Moore; four nieces and one nephew, one great-niece; and numerous aunts and uncles. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, from St. Peter Church, 2835 Manor Road, West Brandywine, where friends may call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 23rd & Chestnut St., Phila, PA 19103 or Birthright, 529 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the James J. Terry F.H., Downingtown. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on July 18, 2012
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