Joseph J. Petorella Sr., 98, passed away December 11, 2012. He was the husband of the late Rose F. (St. Peter) Petorella; son of the late Giovanni and Maria (Gallo) Petorella; father of Sharon Forte and husband George, Jean Knox and husband Ronald, and Joseph J. Petorella Jr.; grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 15; great-great-grandfather of 6; and brother of the late Henrietta Nero, Lena Petorella and Mary Addeo.
Mr. Petorella had been a machinist for Teknor-Apex before retiring.
Visitation, funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Edward Food and Wellness Center, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI 02904. To express your condolences through our online guest book, visit www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com.