Rosalie (Zanfagna) Petralia, 94, passed away February 3, 2019 at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence. Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ann (Riccio) Zanfagna.
Rosalie was educated in the Lawrence school system, attending Oliver Grammar School and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She and her husband, Salvatore, raised their family in Lawrence. She worked as a receptionist for her families business.
Rosalie is predeceased by her beloved husband, Salvatore Petralia; her siblings, Phillip, James, Anthony, Otto, Eva, and Lena; and her grandson, Ronald Vincent Cleary, III.
She is survived by her children, Beverly Petralia of Methuen, Ronald Petralia of Bethesda, MD, and Cynthia Cleary and her husband, Ronald of Salem, NH; three grandchildren, Aron, Jay, and Devin; and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
At the request of the family all services were private.