Frank M. Petralia passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at High Pointe House of Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill with his family by his side. Born in Lawrence on February 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Anthony Petralia and Grace (Frazzetto) Petralia. He was a graduate of Holy Rosary Grammar School, Methuen High School, and Curry College.
Frank was a salesman in retail clothing and was employed by Louis of Boston and Kaps of Lawrence and Andover.
He leaves his devoted sister, Teresa Petralia of Methuen; his beloved nieces and nephews, Lisa Miragliotta, Alyson LeBel and husband, Dana, Paul Fiorentini, and Richard Fiorentini and his wife, Brenda. He also leaves his grand-niece, Michaela Miragliotta; and grand-nephews, Mark Fiorentini and wife, Margaux, David Fiorentini, Matthew Fiorentini, Anthony LeBel, and David LeBel. In addition, Frank leaves several devoted close cousins, and loving, treasured friends.
Frank was predeceased by his sisters, Constance J. Fiorentini and Nancy R. Petralia; and brother, Alfred C. J. Petralia.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A funeral mass will be held Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church; High Pointe House of Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843-9924; or a charity of one’s choice.
Merrimack Valley Hospice
360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9, Lawrence MA 01843
Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church
35 Essex Street, Lawrence MA 01840