Michele Petrella, 75
MANSFIELD: Michele Petrella, 75, passed away peacefully, on June 6, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his youngest sister and longtime caregiver, Maria Peri and her husband John of Mansfield; his siblings: Vincent Petrella and his wife Maria of Mansfield, Domenic Petrella and his wife Elayne of North Attleboro, Eva and John Carvalho of Las Vegas, Pellegrino Petrella and his wife Cheryl of Attleboro and Sylvia Eighmy and her late husband Steven of North Attleboro; several loving nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Michele was born in Altavilla Irpina, Italy the second oldest son to the late Luigi and Ida (Camerlengo) Petrella. A longtime resident of Mansfield, he was devoted to St. Mary Parish and volunteered as a collector for many years. He was an extremely helpful resident within his senior community where he helped his fellow neighbors accomplish their chores and taking out their trash.
To say Michele loved movies would be an understatement! He enjoyed going to theaters to watch movies on the big screen with Maria and her kids but also enjoyed movies at home. Michele had breakfast at Cafe on the Common every morning as well as his daily trips to Dunkin Donuts. He would go out to eat with his family, driving around to yard sales and shopping as often as possible. Michele was kind hearted and always happy to help anyone in any way he could. All who had the pleasure of knowing Michele, will miss him dearly.
All are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 9:30am-10:30am at Boston Cremation, 115 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 with burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michele’s memory may be made to: Our Daily Bread Mansfield’s Food Pantry, 15 West Street, Mansfield, MA 02048.
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