Michelle DeBello age 54 of Erie, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. She was born in Erie, Pa. on December 13, 1958. She was the daughter of the late Ronald Petroff and Sandra (Federoff) Petroff. Michelle was a graduate of McDowell High School and Tri-State Business Institute (Fortis). Michelle worked for Innovative Pressure Technologies as an export sales and marketing agent. She enjoyed horseback riding, was a talented seamstress and a beautiful watercolor artist. Over the last year she began to learn crocheting as well. Along with her father, she is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Anna Federoff. In addition to her mother, Michelle is survived by four children. She has three daughters; Catherine and husband Justin Kramm of Lewisburg, Pa., Elizabeth DeBello of Erie and Alexandra DeBello of West Palm Beach, Fla. Michelle also has a son, Jeremiah DeBello of Erie. Additionally, Michelle has three granddaughters; Reagan Kramm of Lewisburg, Pa., and identical twins Zoey and Quinn Krisch of Erie. She is further survived by a sister, Jennifer D'Alessandro, and husband John of Parker, Colorado; a brother, Eric Petroff of Erie, and a sister Melanie Federoff of Erie. Michelle has many nieces and nephews including: Nicholas, Alexis, Samuel, Taylor, Hannah and Abigail Petroff all of Erie. Services were private at the convenience of the family. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michelle's honor to The Regional Cancer Foundation, 2500 W. 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505-4597.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 3, 2013