Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Faustino E. Petrella, age 89, of Clinton Township, passed away Aug. 15, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Italy and lived in a vibrant community, where he was renowned for his work as a blacksmith, metalsmithing and tradesman.
After he immigrated to the United States he worked for Chrysler and retired after 20 years.
Faustino was the beloved husband of Nicolina; loving father of Antonietta (Mark) Stanfield, Ennio (Lisa) Petrella, Maria Grazia (Greg) Peterson and Sofia (Mark) Carey; and is survived by seven grandchildren, Karl, Michael (Andrea), Eric, Cara, Rae, Vanessa and Victoria; his brother, Giuseppe (Domenica); sister, Tina; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 19, from noon to 9 p.m., at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Road, Warren, where he will lie in state from 10:30 a.m.
Please make memorial contributions to Seasons Hospice.
Please leave a memory at lee-ellenafuneralhome.com.