Elisabeth “Betty” Petrella, 94, of Canfield, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the Hospice House. Elisabeth , or “Betty” as her family and friends called her, was born April 2, 1928, in Youngstown, to parents Paul and Suzan ( Dunko) Kacvinsky. She was a 1946 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. In 1948, Betty married the love of her life, Bernard Petrella, and together they raised their three children, Suzanne, Chris and Lynne. Betty enjoyed sewing, was an excellent seamstress and loved to decorate cakes. She was a member of St. Christine’s Church.
Elisabeth is survived by her son, Chris Petrella, of Canfield, Ohio; two daughters;
Lynne (Howard) Jones of Boardman, Ohio and Suzanne (David) Theisen of Hudson, Ohio; a sister, Helen Gresko; 3 grandchildren; Steven (Ana) Theisen; Jennifer (Scott) Schulman and Cherilyn (Phillip) Steele; 7 great-grandchildren; Dylan, Logan, Justin, Milo, Caleb, Xander and Jacob.
Elisabeth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bernard, who passed away in April of 1982, her parents, 2 brothers’; Paul and Jerry Kacvinsky and 2 sisters; Katherine Androsek and Suzanne Turocy.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2023 at St. Christine’s Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave, Youngstown.
A Mass Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday March 10, 2023 at the church.
In lei of flowers, the family ask you to send contributions and donations to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd, Poland, Ohio 44414 in Elisabeth’s name. You may also send condolences or leave a message for the family at Vaschak-Kirila Tribute page.
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