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Priscilla (Roberts) Petrauskas, of South Deerfield, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital with her husband Dick at her side.
Cilla was born on December 31, 1946 in Beverly, Mass., to John and Dorothy Roberts. Cilla's father was completing his degree at Boston Conservatory of Music. The family then moved to Chester where Cilla attended primary school and most of high school. In 1964 the family moved to Chesterfield. Cilla attended her senior year of school at Wahconah Regional High School. She went on to attend UMass and Holyoke Community College where she received a degree in Accounting.
Cilla is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) Petrauskas; father, John; brother, Jim (Margaret) of Jacksonville, Al.; brother, Bruce (Cindy) of Chesterfield, Mass.; and sister, Glenda (Jim) of Tokyo, Japan. She also leaves her nephew, Jay; nieces, Meghan, Elisa, and Stephanie, and great-nephew, Brody. She also leaves her cousin and dear friend, Marion.
Priscilla and Richard were communicants of Holy Family Parish in South Deerfield and priscilla was a member of the choir.
Cilla had a remarkable memory and was the family historian. She also could remember lyrics to poems and songs long since forgotten by most of us! She was a life time lover of cats and leaves her companion, Scooter.
When Cilla was a military wife in the 1970's, she lived in the deep South. She started attending Bible studies. Hence she began a life-long study of the Word. Cilla attended Bible Study classes at Envision Easthampton where she made many good friends. The family would like to offer special thanks to Pastor Sharon, Alice, Sandy, Maryanne and all Cilla's friends from Envision Easthampton Church who visited and ministered to Cilla. You were literally a God-send! Calling hours will be from 9am to 10am on Friday, Dec. 28th at Ahearn Funeral Home, Bridge Rd. in Northampton. A mass will be held at 11am at Holy Family Church in South Deerfield.
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 26, 2012