Joseph L. Petruzzellis, 86, of Dobbs Ferry, NY (formerly of Manhattan) passed away on April 6, 2017. He was born in the Bronx to the late Antonio and Marie Josephine Petruzzellis. He attended City College and became a Social Studies teacher. He taught at P.S. 104 Simon Baruch JHS in Manhattan, the same school where he student taught. Joe was an avid lover of Broadway theater as well as the Metropolitan Opera attending productions almost daily after he retired in 1987. He lived in Manhattan for most of his life but moved to Dobbs Ferry in 2013 to live with his brother-in-law and childhood friend, Mario Vairo.
He is survived by his beloved niece Susan and nephews Stephen and Thomas (Michele) and beloved Schoenberger family in Allentown, PA and Bigley family in Port Deposit, MD.
He is predeceased by his beloved sisters, Viola (Mario) Vairo, Catherine (Floyd, Sr.) Bigley and Mary Kurth; and beloved nephew, Matthew Vairo.
Mass of the Resurrection 11:00am Monday Sacred Heart Church, Dobbs Ferry. Visiting 3-8pm Sunday Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry.