OBITUARY

Janice Sassali Petri

July 1, 1941January 9, 2021

Janice Sassali Petri passed away peacefully at home on the evening of January 9, 2021 at the age of 79.

She was born July 1, 1941 in Rockford, IL to the late Henry “Hank” and Lillian Sassali. She was united in marriage to her loving husband of 57 years, William “Bill” Petri on September 7, 1963. Janice is also survived by her three children; Melissa (Christopher) Wright, Matt (Tera) and Christopher (Michelle) Petri, five grandchildren; Corbin and Brooke Wright and Claire, Chance and Beau Petri, as well as many nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents, Janice was also preceded in death by her two sisters; Joyce Sassali Brockway and Sharon Sassali Buffo. Janice was a 1963 graduate of St. Louis University School of Nursing with a degree in physical therapy. She worked at both St. Joseph and Jewish Hospitals. She was a longtime member of St. Richard Catholic Parish. Janice enjoyed life’s simple pleasures; friends and family; she was an avid reader who also enjoyed a good challenging crossword puzzle and had a love for animals. Janice was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Mass will be held to celebrate her life on Friday, January 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Richard Catholic Church; 11223 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, 63146 with a visitation from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Services

  • Visitation at Church

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Charlie and Linda Shannon

January 15, 2021

Bill and family: We are sadden to hear of your loss of Jan. It was a privilege to have known Jan, and her loss will be felt by many. Charlie and Linda Shannon

Helen Nimz

January 14, 2021

Bill, I will try and stop by the visitation on Friday weather permitting. I didn't know Janice real well, just remember she
always liked playing the machines at Harrahs.
I hope you are doing well. Give me a call if you want to talk.
I lost Jake last May 18, 2018. Gonna be 3 years and it's hard without them. Call me if you need to talk.
Helen Nimz
314-291-3092

John Bauer

January 14, 2021

Bill,
Leo just informed me of the passing of you beloved wife. My condolences.

I think I know what you are going through. Rose and I had 45 great years together when she passed.
A good friend of mine at the time said I was blessed with the three key "F"s in life to help you through these times.... Family/Faith/Friends.

I know you are blessed that way too.
Be well,
John Bauer

Leo Sandhofer

January 14, 2021

Sorry to read about Janice's passing. I guess were all at the age where it can happen to any of us. Hopefully we may soon be able to get together for the monthly retiree's breakfast.
We will have a mass said for Janice at St. Augustine.

Leo and Rosemary Sandhofer

John Sarantakis

January 13, 2021

Matt, Tera and Claire: So sorry for your loss. Hold on to all fond memories of your time together. Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. John and Lorraine Sarantakis

Mary Icasiano

January 12, 2021

Jan always had a laugh ready when we’d hang out at the Petri house after school. We always got an endless supply of snacks and she always kept the door open for friends to stop by. She was really good to us girls in the carpool, and she will be missed by so many. Prayers are with you all during this hard time.

Don,RoseEtta Tyssee

January 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Time to remember the good times. Trips to six flags. Trip to the arch on the Fourth of July, baseball game and soccer game, and we can’t forget working the stand up on the field during games . so many good memories through the years when we were there. We love you guys lots of hugs

Anne Garr

January 11, 2021

Mr. Petri, Melissa, Matt and Chris,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I wish we could be in STL to celebrate your mother’s life. She was such a presence. I am thankful I knew her, will remember her fondly and will miss her dearly. I am taking some comfort in knowing she and my dad will certainly be catching up and sharing a laugh. Hopefully that will provide you some peace as well.
Xxo
Anne Garr

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