Edward A. Petrelli of Hull, formerly of Middleboro, died suddenly, on Friday, May 27 at home. He was 70 years old.
Mr. Petrelli was born in Quincy, to the late Arlene (Newcomb) and Francis D. Petrelli, Sr. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1970. Later in life, Mr. Petrelli earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy. He lived in Hull for more than 30 years, and in Middleboro for many years prior to that.
Mr. Petrelli was employed as a licensed electrician and was a proud member of Local 103 IBEW for many years. Mr. Petrelli was the current president of the Island View Condominiums of Hull and was a member of the Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club.
He enjoyed fishing, kayaking, and bird watching, and enjoyed attending shows at The Company Theatre in Norwell with his wife, Kathy. Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.
Beloved husband for 22 years of Katherine R. Grant Petrelli, devoted father of Allison Henderson and her husband, David, of Danvers, Jason E. Petrelli of Vermont, and Edward J. Petrelli and his wife, Sandy, of Middleboro. Loving grandfather of Matthew and Evan, Brenna and Cameron, and Charlotte and Alex. Dear brother of Francis D. Petrelli, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Braintree, and David R. Petrelli and his wife, Elaine, of Weymouth. Mr. Petrelli also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Parish at St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Ave., on Thursday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Petrelli’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750.
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