North Stonington - Sidney H. Petrie, 71, of North Stonington, husband of 39 years to Linda (Olszewski) Petrie, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a brief illness and with his family by his side.
Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the son to the late Sidney and Ruth (Wynn) Petrie. He lived in North Stonington for 36 years, previously living in Mystic. He was a carpenter at Electric Boat for 30 years up until his retirement in 2009.
Sidney loved being on the water, as did his late father who was a merchant marine chief steward on board the SS Constitution. Sidney was an avid sailor and member of the Ram Island Yacht Club in Noank. Always on the water participating in events held by, Ram Island Yacht Club, OffSoundings Club and the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association. He could always be found sailing or helping friends around the boatyard in Noank.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran honorably discharged in 1968.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Brian H. Petrie of Mystic whom he was most proud of. He also leaves a sister, Bonnie Lasiter (Bruce) of Fort Smith, Ark.; sister in-law, Janice Olszewski of Westerly; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his in-laws, Henry and Irene Olszewski; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Olszewski.
Services for Sidney will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sails Up 4 Cancer at www.su4c.org