Nicholas C. Petrillo, Jr.
AGE: 79 • New Castle
Nicholas C. Petrillo, Jr. was called home on Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Nicholas was born in Hazelton, PA, and was the son of the late Anna (DeLashio) and Nicholas C. Petrillo, Sr. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War
. He was an electronics maintenance tech at Boeing-Vertol in Ridley Park, PA, and retired in 1995. He loved puzzles and cryptograms and was an avid reader and Civil War buff. Nicholas was an excellent auto mechanic. He was passionate about his Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers as well as college football. Nicholas was known for enjoying a good meal, a good glass of wine, and good company.
Nicholas's wife of 48 years, Jeanne Petrillo, died in 2006. He is survived by 3 children, Cheryl Sowers and her fiancé Tom DuBois, Michelle Petrillo and her fiancé Tony Graham, and Nicholas III and his wife Beverly, all of New Castle, DE; 7 grandchildren, Christina, Anthony, Tiffany, Nicholas IV, Matthew, Christopher, and Timothy; 4 great grandchildren, Sabrina, Nikolai, Natasha, and Brayden; and 7 siblings, Jerry, Michael, Eleanor, Linda, Carol, Will, and Nancy. He is also preceded in death by his sister Angeline.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 22, from 2-4pm, at MCCRERY & HARRA FUNERAL HOMES, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington (Rt 202, just south of Silverside Rd). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 23, at 11am, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington. Burial will be at Edgewood Memorial Gardens, Glen Mills, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr. Suite 101, Newark, DE, 19713.
For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com