Died: Monday, August 18, 2008
Bessie Petrone, 94, of Imlay City, passed away Monday, August 18, 2008 after an extended illness at Port Huron Hospital.
Bessie Theresa (Mamysz) Pietraszkiewicz was born February 27, 1914 in Hastings on the Hudson, New York. She was married to James John Petrone on April 30, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.
She earned her Bachelors of Education from Wayne State University. She had been employed by Detroit Public School System; was an elementary school teacher for 30 plus years; and she taught at Monteith Elementary School and Goodale Elementary School.
Bessie and James lived for 20 plus years in St. Clair Shores before moving to Imlay City in 1976. While in St. Clair Shores they were members of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church and here in Imlay City they were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband, James Petrone of Imlay City; daughter, Carol Ann Petrone of Southfield; and special niece, Carol Lee Hustoles of Portage, MI. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Helen, Mary, Michaelene and Leona.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:30 a.m. today (Wed., Aug. 20) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City. Father Ezequiel Mondragon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Imlay Township Cemetery. A Rosary service was held Tuesday night at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.