Barbara Jeanette Petrone

September 18, 1936February 9, 2021

Barbara J. Petrone born Sept. 18, 1936 in Waterbury, Connecticut passed away in Pensacola, Florida on February 9, 2021. Bobbie was preceded in death by her father Orlando Petrone , her mother Irene LaPira, her step father Paul LaPira, and her sister Shirley LoRusso. She is survived by her roommate and best friend for over 65 years Mary E. (Mick) Henderson. Bobbie had a very successful Navy career that spanned 27 years. She was extremely intelligent and organized and that was demonstrated by the fact she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in under eight years. That was rare, and even more so as a female. The first eight years of her Navy career she was a Cryptologist (CT). The Navy phased women out of cryptology in 1963 and Bobbie was transferred to Radioman and attended Radioman A and B school. Her last duty station was Command Career Counselor for NAS, Pensacola, FL. She retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Radioman. Bobbie was very artistic and when she retired from the navy she dabbled in all sorts of art forms from wood collages to stained glass. She decided she wanted to go back to work and went to work at NAS, Pensacola Supply Department and managed the Serve Mart Store until she retired again. After Retirement she volunteered at Sacred Heart Hospital, Mother Seton Guild, and worked in the gift shop for over fourteen years. Bobbie enjoyed cooking, and made the best pasta sauce ever, but her true love was baking. She loved to bake for others and almost always put her own twist on a recipe. We will all miss her sour cream pound cake. Bobbie loved her church family and her wonderful neighbors and the many wonderful friends she made along the way. She will be truly missed by all her many friends.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021


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Pam Taylor

February 16, 2021

I am very saddened to hear about Bobby please accept my condolences

Darleen MacMillen

February 16, 2021

Ms. Mickey I am so sorry for all the pain you are going through since Ms. Bobbie passed away. I still can not believe she is gone. I was so blessed to have had her in my life for as long as I did. Even when she didn't remember my name she still knew I was a friend and made her way across the street just to visit a minute. I miss that so much. I find comfort in knowing she is in a better place and no longer in pain.

Brenda Cadem

February 14, 2021

I had the pleasure of working in the Angle Food Ministry and the Cookie Ministry with Bobbie and her best friend Micki. We also attended the same Sunday School class. I always enjoyed hearing about her childhood and her careers in the military and civil service. She was a remarkable lady who I will never forget. Bobbie and Micki taught me so many things over the years. One specific thing was, "If you're on time, you're late". I will never forget that. I will miss Bobbie's smile and her good heart. She was a dedicated Christian and used her many talents for the Lord. I know she wanted to go to Heaven. She is now healthy and happy walking on streets of gold.

Denise McFarland

February 12, 2021

I met Bobbi when I visited my aunt Micki in Florida. The thing I always remember about those visits is the meals, Bobbi was the best at cooking Italian food. I remember one meal in particular when she made homemade spaghetti and it was one of those meals you never forget. She was one of a kind. Rest In Peace Bobbi