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Lester Petretti

Lester A. Petretti

Monday, March 16th, 1931 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Lester A. Petretti, 88, of White Plains, NY, passed away on March 9, 2020, 7 days shy of his 89th birthday, after a hard fought battel with Cancer. He was born on March 16, 1931 in the Bronx, NY, the son of Pietro and Maria (Bertini) Petretti. Growing up on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx, Lester loved racing and tending to his pigeon’s from the rooftop. He was a Korean War Veteran. Lester retired after a long career with Chase Manhattan Bank. Lester married his wife Carmela (nee Genazzi) on January 26, 1957. He is predeceased by his brother Charles and sister Adriana (Maicus) Petretti. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife Carmela of 63 years, his loving sons Andrew (wife Carole) and David and his beloved grandchildren Cory, Kelly and Cassie Petretti, many nieces, nephews, friends and his best friend, his dog Sammie. Lester and Carmela loved living at The Surrey Strathmore for the past 36 years, where they made many wonderful friends. He was an active member of St. Bernard’s Church and remained a devoted follower of Christ.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
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    In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donation in Lester’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. stjude.org/memorial
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donation in Lester’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. stjude.org/memorial
  • Mass

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Bernard's Church
    Address
    South Lexington Ave
    White Plains, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donation in Lester’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. stjude.org/memorial
    Officiant
    Father Robert Morris

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

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Alison MacKenzie

Posted at 12:01pm
Dear Lester, I will miss our outings and trips to Dory's for coffee, toasted roll with jelly and of course my root beer float. I will miss you kindness and wonderful smile. But most of all I will miss your friendship. Love, your Guardian Angel
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Maria Raines

Posted at 07:27pm
Dear Uncle Lester You were always so much fun with such a great sense of humor! Always caring and checking up on family members....you will be missed ~ Rest in Peace ~ love and healing light to Aunt Carmela & the family, Maria
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Chris & Maria Raines

Posted at 06:34pm
Carmela & family, You are in our thoughts and prayers with deepest sympathy.
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