Barbara E. Petrillo

January 25, 1929December 23, 2020

Barbara E. (Duff) Petrillo, age 91, of Somerset, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

She was born January 25, 1929, in Fall River MA, a daughter of the late Robert and Yvonne Duff. Barbara was preceded in death by her late husband Salvatore A. Petrillo, one daughter Patricia Petrillo and one son Mickey Petrillo.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, enjoyed working at the polls, and was a homemaker. She loved gardening, arts and crafts festivals, shopping at all the Christmas Tree Shops, and spending time with her family. She was also an active supporter of the Somerset Berkley High School music and wrestling programs.

Barbara is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Nogueira and Nancy Medeiros, both of Somerset; 2 sons William Petrillo of Plymouth and Michael Petrillo of Bristol, RI; 14 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Mom was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. We will miss her as we celebrate her life.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her Funeral Service and Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s honor may be made online to the Faxon Animal Rescue League of Fall River. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset.


  • Faxon Animal Rescue League of Fall River


  • Private Services


Barbara E. Petrillo

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Kathleen Sacco

January 5, 2021

To my birthday buddy rest in peace. You were a wonderful caring person and I'll miss you. Special thoughts on our birthday. It was a pleasure being part of your family

Evelyn Baker

January 4, 2021

Barbara’s beautiful smile radiated the kindness in her heart. Thoughtful, nonjudgmental, generous - just a few of her loving traits. Evie, JoAnn and Linda

Leslie Ainsworth

January 3, 2021

Bill, Barbara, Michael & Nancy,
So sorry for the loss of you mother. She emulated kindness and warmth, positive energy, and grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Much love,
Lillian Ainsworth and Family

Ken Day

January 3, 2021

My most sincere condolences to entire petrillo family, she is now at peace with her husband Sal. Sympathy and prayers to all.

Ann Petrillo

January 3, 2021

Dear Aunt Barbara,
I'm so glad I got to be with you this summer. I 'm sending my thoughts and prayers to all your family.


Paula Raposa

January 3, 2021

My condolences to Michael and his family.

John and Janet Wright

January 3, 2021

Our sympathy to Mike and the entire Petrillo family. Your mom was a great woman and she will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.