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Doris Petrillo Obituary
PETRILLO, DORIS ANN ELLIS Doris Ann Ellis Petrillo, 62, of New Haven, CT “Our divine creator took her in her sleep at home in her bed peacefully” on January 1, 2014. She was born May 23, 1951 in Wilson, NC to the late (James Robert Gray Ellis) and Bessie Mae Ellis. Doris graduated from Speight High School of Wilson, NC. Doris was a first class Wife, Mother and Woman of many abilities. She worked as a Telephone Operator, A New Haven Police Officer and CT Transit Bus Driver. Doris loved decorating, cooking and an avid reader and lover of knowledge. She loved God and her Spirituality and faith was the foundation of her life. Our fondest memories of her are her classic “Gong Show” Rendition of Tina Turner. We Love You Mommy, No Worries. She leaves to mourn (Frank Petrillo) her children, Michael, Tara, Larry, Porsche, Pashion and Daniel, all of New Haven. Her Mother Bessie Mae Ellis; Siblings, Sadie (Jean) Suggs of New Haven, Annie (Jessie) Pender of NC, Patricia (Alonzo) Rawls of NC, Beula Jones of New Haven, Ronnie Eason of NC, Loretta (Dwight) Johnson of West Haven, Napoleon (Evette) of Hamden, 16 Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ex Wife of Army Solider Larry Edmundson. Memorial Service: January 8, 2014 at 11:00-12:00 at 95 Dixwell Ave. at McClam Funeral Home. Following service, repass will be held at the Elks Lodge. Pender Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences, go to
Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 6, 2014
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