Joseph Petorella

Joseph J. Petorella Sr., 98, passed away December 11, 2012. He was the husband of the late Rose F. (St. Peter) Petorella; son of the late Giovanni and Maria (Gallo) Petorella; father of Sharon Forte and husband George, Jean Knox and husband Ronald, and Joseph J. Petorella Jr.; grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 15; great-great-grandfather of 6; and brother of the late Henrietta Nero, Lena Petorella and Mary Addeo.

Mr. Petorella had been a machinist for Teknor-Apex before retiring.

Visitation, funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Edward Food and Wellness Center, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI 02904. To express your condolences through our online guest book, visit


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January 6, 2013

Dad, we miss you but knowing you are with Mom, brings us peace. Love, George and Sharon

December 16, 2012

Our deepest condolences to all of the family.
Love, Joseph J. Petorella, III,(51) my wife Stellesa, Our children Craig (31),wife Mandy Petorella and Joeseph Petorella (21), and our Grandchild, Aubrey Petorella (10 months) , and Judy Pianka.

December 15, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Carol Nero-Nevola Al Nevola

December 15, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Uncle Joe's family. He was always a gentleman and wonderful person. May he rest in peace with his beloved wife Rose. We have fond and loving memories of both Uncle Joe and Aunt Rose.

December 15, 2012

It is with great sorrow I learned of JOE'S passing. I know how much he missed Rose.They were so good together.They both loved so much to talk about their children and all the grandchildren.They took great pleasure in family. Little JOE,Jeanie I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Please convey our heartfelt sympathy to your whole families. DEAN and DOTTY DARNELL ST.PETERSBURG,FL.

The Staff of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

December 14, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Brian & Debbie Montgomery

December 13, 2012

So sorry to hear of his passing. A very kind and caring man. He is in our thoughts and prayers (as well all of the family) at this difficult time.

Mary Nero-Kenney

December 13, 2012

Uncle Joe was loved by all who knew him. He is back with Aunt Rose now.
Mary Nero-Kenney and Family

December 13, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss! Your mom & dad were our neighbors in Warwick. My prayers are with you at this time.
Joan Gray