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Mrs. Nell Petralito, age 92, of Eatonton, GA and Marco Island, FL passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA. She was born April 21, 1927 in Lawrence, MA to Charles and Ann Pappalardo Palazzolo who have preceded her in death, along with her parents Mrs. Petralito was also preceded in death by her brother Fred Palazzolo. Mrs. Petralito grew up in Lawrence, MA and graduated from Lawrence High School. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, playing scrabble, and treasured her time with her family.
Mrs. Petralito worked alongside her husband for many years at their family owned and operated pharmacy in Hartford, CT, “Mandell’s Pharmacy”. She was of the Catholic Faith and attended San Marco Catholic Church in Marco Island and Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro.
Mrs. Petralito was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by her husband of 70 years Chuck Petralito, her children Neal Petri of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Gary Petralito and his wife Debbie of Farmington, CT, and Kim Richter and her husband Scott of Eatonton, GA, her grandchildren Lindsey, Wayne and his wife Allie, Taylor, and Connor along with a host of other family and close friends.
A memorial mass celebrating the life of Mrs. Petralito will be held at a later date. Those desiring may make contributions to your favorite charity in honor of Mrs. Petralito. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.
In the loving words of her granddaughter, Taylor
This is how I will remember you. I will remember you strong & beautiful & sassy & vibrant. I will remember the woman who spoke her mind & loved her high heels. I will remember baking cakes together (eating mostly the batter) & watching sitcoms with you (that I was probably too young to view.) I will remember your laugh & how it was so uniquely you & how it carried & filled the house. I will remember your love for your husband- who truly was your soulmate- & your devotion to your family- which you have instilled in your children & grandchildren. I will remember your advice when I was down & how immensely proud you were of me when I was up. I will remember how you gave me your love of chocolate & all things sweet (& later on martinis.) I will remember your edgy sense of fashion & keen eye for a clearance rack. I will remember how sweet you always were- even in the end when you didn’t exactly know me or the exact details of my life- you always greeted me with a “hey baby” & said goodbye with a “love you more.” Goodbye for now Nana. I love you more & muchly & forever.