Aycock Funeral Home



January 23, 1920February 18, 2021

Mary Petito, age 101, of Port St Lucie entered into eternal peace on Thursday February 18, 2021 surrounded by her loving children.

Mary was born in Harlty, Delaware on January 23, 1920 to Joseph and Beatrice Fruscione. She married the love of her life, Jules, Petito on September 14, 1941. They were married for seventy-one years.

She worked in woman’s fashions for Sears in Trenton New Jersey for twenty years. Upon moving to Port St Lucie in the nineteen seventies Mary pursued a career in Real Estate and was employed with Sun Realty for twenty-five years.

Mary enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, music and entertaining her family and friends with her amazing cuisine. She appreciated the outdoors, relishing in the beauty of nature.

She treasured life and lived everyday to its fullest. Her life was a living example of love, kindness and compassion. Mary was an incredible woman who inspired everyone who knew her, she will be greatly missed.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Grace and husband John Duvelsdorf; son, Fred and wife Neslie Petito; granddaughters, Stacey and husband Mitchell Nowack; Jamie and husband Joseph Bellissimo; four great granddaughters, brother-in-law, Salvatore Petito and numerous nieces and nephews. All whom she touched and loved deeply.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie or a charity of choice.

The family wishes to thank the Staff at Watercrest Senior Living and Value Care Agency for the love and care extended to Mary.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.



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Jamie Bellissimo

February 26, 2021

Grams Mary- you will forever be loved and cherished. I have so many wonderful memories with the family on 880 Airoso Blvd. You were an inspiration to us all. A wonderful, loving, caring and giving grandmother, and great- grandmother always. We will miss so much, but you are in our hearts forever and always ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Joannne Crivelli

February 24, 2021

Grace Marie, so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. I especially enjoyed having brunch with her on one of your last visits. Her memory was great and I enjoyed talking about our old neighborhood in North Trenton. She is now united with "Good Old Jules" in heaven. Joanne

Deborah Iseman

February 23, 2021

So saddened to learn of Mary’s passing. She was such a beautiful woman devoted to her family. I will cherish the memories I have with her especially celebrating her 100th birthday. Her positivity despite these trying times and her love of God inspired many. Prayers for all those who mourn Mary's passing. May the perpetual light shine upon her and may she rest in eternal peace. She will be sorely missed.

Pamela Fruscione

February 23, 2021

Aunt Mary was a very special person. She was loving and giving and always had a smile. Aunt Mary enjoyed life, loved music and most of all, loved her family and friends. We will never forget all the Christmas Eves we spent at her home and the many picnics at the farm in Delaware. We will miss her and we will hold all those memories deep in our hearts.

Bill and Ellen Baker

February 22, 2021

Grace, Jack and all of Mary's family,
Although Mary was not our family, she allowed us to call her Aunt Mary which we felt privileged to do. We are thankful for the fun memories with her and Uncle Jules, two people we will never forget
May Uncle Jules and Aunt Mary rest in peace together
Lots of love
Bill and Ellen

Stacey Nowack

February 22, 2021

I will miss you dear Grandma Mary. You will be with us always. xo

Rozanne Petito

February 22, 2021

Fred, Grace and family- Aunt Mary and I had a very special relationship. She took my secrets to sleep with her and I know she intervenes now for all of us who remain , petitioning the Father for our comfort at this difficult time. She had an amazing love, a fabulous life and a brilliant smile that lights our path through this dark place. I will never forget the day before her 100th birthday when she asked me to feed her soup. She was delighted that Dad and I were able to visit that day. She talked about current events and her mind was as sharp as ever. All I can ask of God is this: that she suffered the least and was surrounded by the best to escort her back to my Uncle Jules. She left an indelible mark on our hearts. Be at peace cousins. You are included in my prayers this day.