Robert M. Petrocelli

November 5, 1974August 22, 2013

Robert M. Petrocelli passed away on August 22, 2013, in New York. Robert was an avid sports fan, the Islanders, tennis and running marathons. Beloved son of John and Joan.Loving brother of Brian and Karen. Cherished uncle of Aaron. Devoted grandson of Madelyn. Robert is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visiting hours will be Tuesday 7-9pm and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Thursday 9:30am St. Nicholas of Tolentine RC Church, 150-75 Goethals Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11432. Interment Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery , Flushing, New York. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of the Frederick Funeral Home,192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11358. In lieu of flowers donation to the St. Jude Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 would be greatly appreciated in Robert's memory.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Frederick Funeral Home at 718-357-6100.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Robert M. Petrocelli

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Andrea M.

October 9, 2013

I will remember Rob's sense of humor the most... One day at Queens College he walked into class and said to me, "Guess what, they added a new class.. Micro-microbiology!" His former classmates will miss him terribly.

Eddie LeGoff

September 15, 2013

Been weeks everyday I go to work I look over to your corner of our shanty.....I feel so empty miss you pal

September 13, 2013

I was deeply saddened and shocked when I recently heard this news. Rob was a true motivator, inspiration, and friend for me where I met him at the Tennis Group. I am a beginner player and he truly took the time and interest in me to assist in my playing. He has left us all way too soon but I know he is in much better place. My sincere sympathies, RIP Rob. Dennis (Kew Gardens, NY)

Sabine A.

September 8, 2013

I met Rob through his MeetUp group called 'QATAR' - the Queens Area Tennis and Running group. Always grinning and wearing crazy socks, he made our Sunday afternoons something to look forward to. I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

John Wesley

August 30, 2013

Rob rest in peace my brother and my heart goes out to your family. Thank you for all of the advice you gave me when things were tough and for being a role model to me. Thank you for all of the laughs. Im really going to miss you. I know whenever i'm being lazy you will be smacking me around from upstairs. God bless the Petrocelli family.

Kristen Melville McKee

August 30, 2013

We were childhood friends. I am full of memories....Such sad news.

Antoinette Sehn' Cottrell

August 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the Petrocelli family & exstended family. My sons grew up with Rob & worked in Local 3 together. My prayers will be with you all.

Eddie LeGoff

August 29, 2013

Robbbbbb!!! My work & lunchtime buddy RIP

Eddie LeGoff

August 29, 2013

Robbbbbbbb!!!!! My work & lunchtime buddy RIP

Julian Tamburi

August 29, 2013

In memory of a great man, good friend and funny character, a genuinly good person, who did what made him happy, always, a real explorer. We went through the apprenticeship together and worked for the same contractor. He always had funny stories to tell and could make everybody laugh. It was great knowing him, I wish we had more time , rest in peace brother.