Mrs. Angela K. Petra, age 72 of Potsdam, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at her residence in the village of Potsdam while under the care of her family and the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Monsignor Robert Aucoin officiating. There will be no burial. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Friday, July 30, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Angela is survived by two daughters, Dianna Powelson of St. James, MO and Pamela Boyle of Clarkdale, AZ; sons Vincent Petra of Potsdam and Lewis J. Petra of Cottonwood, AZ; sisters Katherine LaShomb of Potsdam, Frances Garcia of Bloomington, IN, Carmela Gardner of Potsdam, Mary Metz of Hickory, NC and Elizabeth Caldwell of Gastonian, NC; and 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one soon to be great grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Petra; son Rusty Petra; parents Aletha and Vincent Calipari; a brother, Samuel Calipari; and two sons in law, Randy D. Powelson and John W. Boyle.
Angela was born November 30, 1937 the daughter of the late Vincent Calipari and Aletha Steery Calipari. She was a 1956 graduate of Massena High School. On May 3, 1959 she was married to Lewis Petra. They lived in Arizona for many years. She worked in area warehouses while in Arizona. In 1993 she relocated back to Potsdam and worked at Sergi’s Restaurant. She enjoyed picture puzzles and senior travel groups.
Angela was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Sandstone Senior Citizens Club and the Elks Lodge in Potsdam.
Condolences can be sent online www.garnerfh.com.