Charleen R. Petrella, 76, of Springfield, died at 6:29 pm, Friday, January 15, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1939 in Pana, IL to Charles and Alice (Anders) Gent. She married Donald R. Petrella on October 14, 1967, and he survives.
Also surviving are three daughters: Theresa Petrella of Springfield, Angela Petrella of St. Louis, MO, and Maryalice Petrella of Springfield; granddaughter, Renee Gormley; one brother, James (companion Mary Sue Zimmerman) Gent of CA; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and her four-legged grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Charleen was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She was a member of St. Cabrini Church, a member of the Altar Society, Luthuanian Club and Wayne Newton Fan Club. She retired as a secretary from Franklin Life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at St. Cabrini Church. A prayer service will be held at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Thursday, January 21, 2016 at St. Cabrini Church with Reverend Charles Hart, OFM officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Burial will be at Camp Butler Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Diabetes Association or Masses.
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