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James Petrone

Died: Friday, October 17, 2008
Age: 88
James Petrone, 88, of Imlay City passed away Friday, October 17, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint.

James was born on March 7, 1920 in Reynoldsville, PA. He was the son of Matteo and Doniella Petrone. He grew up in Reynoldsville, PA and graduated high school there.

James had lived in the community since 1976. Prior to 1976 he lived in St. Clair Shores.

He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in England and Germany.

He married Bessie Theresa Pietraszkiewicz on April 30, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. She passed away August 18, 2008.

James was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City, a member of the Goodland Township Planning Commission and Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus. He was a square dance caller from 1930-1980 and belonged to the square dance club “Ring A Dingers.’’ He loved Italian music.

James retired in 1976 as a buyer for General Stores for the Ford Tractor Operations in Romeo. He had been employed at Chrysler Motors prior to working for Ford.

Surviving are daughter, Carol Ann Petrone of Southfield and “second daughter’’ Rebecca Preston of Burton; special niece, Carol Hustoles of Portage; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie; brothers and sisters, Anthony Petrone, Orland Petrone, Joseph Petrone, Cecilia Coscarella, and Josephine Petrone.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City. Father Ezequiel Mondragon officiated. Burial followed at Imlay Township Cemetery.

Rosary service was held Monday evening at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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