Smethport - Helen M. Petruzzi, 103, of Emporium, formerly of Smethport passed away, Thursday (June 23, 2022) at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.
She was born January 27, 1919 in Dagus Mines, the daughter of Eric and Charlotte (McCool) Gustafson. On May 11, 1942 in Bradford, PA, she married Theodore L. Petruzzi, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1992.
She attended Toby Valley Elementary School and Weedville High School class of 1935.
Along with her husband she owned ond operated Petruzzi Tavern in East Smithport. She later worked for Jaguar Manufacturing where she became their first retiree. She also worked for the McKean County Election Board.
Mrs. Petruzzi was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungry Church in Smethport, was an avid reader and most often the Scrabble champion. She had a passion for the recitation of the Rosary.
She is survived by; one sone Michael (Kathy) Petruzzi of Smethport
Seven grandchildren; Chris (Mike) Lawson, Jan Trussell, Lori (Sam) Hunsburger, Magen (Shannon) Yeager, Josh (Erica) Petruzzi, Bonnie (Dan) Burgess and Katie (Jason) Ledwith.
13 Great grandchildren; Jenna, Ryan, Justin, Eli, Rylie, Thea, Ellie, Alex, Lukas, Miles, Iziah, Zoey, and Mya.
One Great Grandchild many nieces and nephews
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 am in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport with Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz officiating.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA or to the American Cancer Society, 1198 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.