Julia B. Petroro

May 25, 1928 - January 20, 2018
Julia B. Petroro

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Julia B. Petroro, age 89, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the caring and loving North Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with family by her side.

She was born May 25, 1928 in Queens NY to Antonio & Maria DiGiacomo.

Julia enjoyed sewing and gardening.  She worked in retail for a time.  She also worked for the Convent of St. Mary Magdalene in Queens NY, where her children attended school.

Her family was her biggest joy in life.  Cooking for family gatherings, doting on her grandchildren, telling stories, playing cards and, of course, at every occasion there were always the “goodies” …. cookies, candies and homemade ice cream that she had lovingly made.

Julia was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and the beloved wife of Michael V. Petroro for 62 years, before his passing in 2010.

She always loved visiting North Carolina and in 2011 her family helped her move to Wilmington.

The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring people at North Chase Rehab Center as well as Elderhause PACE for all their love, support and care.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and then again 6:00 – 8:00 PM that evening at Wilmington Chapel.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 26 at Wilmington Chapel.  Julia will be interred with her beloved husband in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. The family will gather by 1:00PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the O.B. Davis Funeral Home, 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764 to process to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the NC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Julia’s name at www.tmcfunding.com.

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  • January 22, 2018
    Elaine Carriker Oxendine says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs Petroro. Jimmy, Linda, and Jamie love you guys and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • January 23, 2018
    Christine Moesch Hudspeth says:
    Julie blessed so many people with her smile and kindness. Sending heartfelt prayers and praying that her family and friends find comfort in the beautiful memories of her. Rest In Peace Julie you will be missed.

  • January 23, 2018
    Maggie Pascarelli says:
    Jimmie, Linda and Jamie we are so sorry for your loss. Julie was always so sweet and kind. I will treasure the memories I have of her. Rest In Peace julie.

  • January 23, 2018
    Kristin Hooks Chaney says:
    We are so very sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts, our prayers and our love is with you all.

  • January 23, 2018
    Guy Petroro says:
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of our beloved Aunt Julie. Remembering her love of family and joy in life brings a smile to all those lives she touched. She will be deeply missed. God bless you Aunt Julie. Love Guy and Nicole