Barbara Petruccelli

Obituary of Barbara Petruccelli

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Barbara Petruccelli, 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Barbara moved to Cranford, New Jersey when she was a teenager and eventually settled in Union, New Jersey in 1965, where she lived for the past 57 years. Barbara was a math teacher and taught at Kawameeh Middle School in Union. For many years, she was an active parishioner at Holy Spirit R.C. Church in Union. Barbara enjoyed cooking and her house was always filled with food, family, and friends. Her greatest joy was to be "Nana" to all, and create a home where everyone was welcome, and there was always room for one more at the table. She is the beloved wife of her husband of 57 years, Daniel Petruccelli, cherished mother of Richard Petruccelli, Thomas Petruccelli, and his wife Sheila and Danielle Miles and her husband, Dan, dear sister of Lawrence O'Donnell, and loving grandmother of Richard and his wife Kristine, Christopher, Vincent, Jude, Samantha, and Angela. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 4-8 p.m. at the Petruccelli Funeral Home, 232 Christine Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 971 Suburban Road, Union NJ, 07083. Burial to follow at Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food bank to feed those less fortunate or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015, or at
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Petruccelli Funeral Home
232 Christine Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
(908) 352-8167

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, April 28, 2023
Holy Spirit R. C. Church
971 Suburban Road
Union, New Jersey, United States


Saint Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, New Jersey, United States

Morning of Funeral

There will be no visitation at the funeral home on Friday, 4/28/2023, morning. Anyone attending the funeral should meet at Holy Spirit R.C. Church.
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