Drinkard - Petrina
(nee DeMarco)
December 1, 2020, age 80, passed away after a long illness. Born in Buffalo
to the late Salvatore DeMarco and Ma- falda Bianchi DeMarco. Survived by her beloved husband of 60 years Gerald A. Drinkard: devoted mother of Lisa Boron (Barry Small), Pamela (Paul) Badding, Andrea (Dennis) Galenski. Cherished grandmother of Alexis, Kayla, Lauren, Natalie, Jake, Allissa and Megan; also survived by her sister JoAnn Lewandowski (David) and many adored nieces, nephew and cousins. Petrina previously worked at the Equitable Life Insurance Company and maintained close contact with friends made there. She worked for the Town of Clarence and volunteered at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home. Petrina was a nature lover who could always be found in the garden when the weather was nice. Petrina loved taking walks and was devoted to her family and dog Sam. For the last 3 years Petrina lived at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing home in Clarence. While there, she was cared for by many loving nurses and staff who excelled in every professional way possible. Prior to Brothers, Petrina lived for 5 years at the Bristol Village located on Clarence Center Road in Clarence. While there, she made many friends of staff and other residents. The wonderful and attentive care by the staff at Bristol made her transition through various stages of her decline much easier. Relatives and friends may visit the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst, on Friday, from 4-7 PM. Current restrictions limit the number of persons in the funeral home and we welcome you to visit with family and ask for your patience if you experience delays. Masks are required. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Parish (new Church), located on Stahley Rd., near Transit Rd., on Saturday, at 10 AM. Please assemble at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home, 10570 Bergtold Rd., Clarence, NY 14031. Condolences online may be shared at

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Published by Buffalo News from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2020.
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home
8630 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary's Parish (new Church)
Stahley Rd., near Transit Rd
Funeral services provided by:
Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home
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"Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are." ~St. John Chrysostum To Gerry and family, sincere sympathy, prayers--and gratitude for your time at Nativity. May God give you strength and comfort.
Liz Schachtner
December 14, 2020
In Loving Memory of Petrina (DeMarco) DRINKARD, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Tarrie Battaglia, Julie Regan, Ashley Witt, Gretchen Judge
December 10, 2020
So sad to hear of the death of my dear friend Trina but I know she is in a good place and at peace. The memories of Trina and her unforgettable smile will remain in my heart forever. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.
Lynn Bonsignore
December 6, 2020
Dear Mr. Drinkard and family.. I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Drinkard's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Amy Smith
December 4, 2020
Wanted to express my condolences to you and your father. Thoughts and prayers are with both of you. May God Bless your mother
Erwin Hetzelt
December 4, 2020
My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. Your timeless, never ending support and comfort for Trina was admired by all. May God bless and watch over you all.
Frank Rivett
December 4, 2020
I have wonderful memories of Trina from Kensington High School. She was a couple of years ahead of me but she was always so friendly and smiling, remember her well. My sympathy to Jerry and family on your loss.
Karen Hokanson (Paul)
December 4, 2020
Dear Gerry & Family, Jim & I are so deeply sorry to hear of your wife´s passing . May she RIP & may you all find comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely with love & prayers Jim & Janet Callahan
Jim & Janet Callahan
December 3, 2020
Dianne Victor
December 3, 2020
Dear Jerry and family; The news of Trina's passing is heartbreaking. I have really missed Trina's presence all these years. Your familys love for Trina has been amazing. I wish the family peace and comfort. Love Josephine Popovich
Josephine Popovich
December 3, 2020
Heartfelt sympathy to the family on the loss of a special lady. Trina filled each day with a smile and a hand grip we all will never forget. May you Rest In Peace. Xx
Luba Joven
December 3, 2020
My prayers are with you all. She was a beautiful and funny lady. I was blessed to take care of her and to meet the family. There was many fun times. I really missed her when she left. God bless the family.
Phyllis Walker
December 3, 2020
Jeff Mochrie
December 3, 2020
Jerry, our deepest sympathy to you and the entire Drinkard and Lewandowski family. A beautiful photo to remember Trina. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Angela and Bob Alexander
December 3, 2020