Pearl Madeline Pietrowski

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North Stonington - Pearl Madeline Pietrowski, 86, of North Stonington, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at her home from lung cancer.

Mrs. Pietrowski was born on June 24, 1926, in Henry County, Va., and was the tenth of 12 children born to George Elarce Massey and Jennie Lee Bryant. She was a resident of North Stonington for over 45 years and attended North Stonington Baptist Church. She was also a member of the North Stonington Grange and North Stonington Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Pietrowski, a decorated World War II veteran including the Purple Heart.

She is survived by her three daughters, Madeline Frances Balestracci with husband, Jeffery Alfonso, of Mystic, Victoria Lee Harrison of Woodbridge, Va., and Christine Ellen Burelle of Lebanon; a brother, Lonnie Massey of Axton, Va; eight grandchildren, Bruce Balestracci, Joseph Balestracci, Matthew Balestracci, and Andrea Burelle, all of Connecticut, Stephanie Harrison of Illinois, Jonathan Harrison of Florida, Jeffrey Harrison, and Melissa Harrison, both of Indiana; 14 great-grandchildren, Jack Balestracci, Richard Balestracci, Jeffery Balestracci, Shane Balestracci, Nicholas Balestracci, Grace Balestracci, and Bronson Balestracci, all of Connecticut, Connor Harrison and Sydney Harrison, both of Florida, Sean Harrison, Reghan Harrison, Kayleigh Harrison, Braiden Erath Harrison, and Addison Harrison, all of Indiana; and a great-great-granddaughter, Breana Balestracci of Connecticut.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m today, Aug. 2, at the Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, Mystic. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the North Stonington Baptist Church, 5 Rocky Hollow Road, by Pastor Timothy Gengarella with interment following the services at Elm Grove Cemetery, Route 27, Mystic.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Southeastern Connecticut,
Published in The Day on Aug. 2, 2012
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