Joseph A Petrillo
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 2, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Hillside, Maryland, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 7, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Joseph be with us forever
Joseph A. Petrillo, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida died at his home on November 7, 2014.

Joseph is survived by 3 sisters: Lena, Dorothy, and Angie and was preceded by 3 brothers: Charley Buck, Donald, and Jasper. Many knew him as Joe or Joey….Joe was also survived by his children: Daughter: Bonnie and son in-law Norman Gibbs of Md., Son: Joe and daughter in-law Brenda Petrillo of Md., Son: Albert and daughter in-law Carolyn Petrillo of FL, Daughter: Toni and son in-law Don Browning of Md., and Daughter Vickie Petrillo of Fl., 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren…..Joe was also a father to 5 step children: John, Lynn, James, Shawn, and Brian.

Joseph Petrillo was known as the man who owned Amoco stations, one in Hillside, Md where he grew up. And another here in Port Charlotte, FL known as JR Amoco which he opened up after bringing his family and extended family to Florida in 1980. Joe was known to be a very hard working and generous man. One of his passions besides work was to cut grass and he would cut all the surrounding yards of any home he lived at for stress release. In his later years he lived with his son Albert and daughter in-law Carolyn Petrillo here in FL. Joe as many knew him was always on the go and doing something productive. When they took his License away because of his age and failing health he used to sit in his truck every day and say to me (step daughter Lynn) at times: “Ya know it’s a damn shame we work so hard to get where we go for someone to take it all away. “ 

He moved to the best of his ability to the day he passed…. “HE NEVER STOOD STILL.” Will be forever missed and greatly loved by us and more!

In lieu of flowers (Tidewell (hospice who took good care of him this past year) we would like to ask that you send them a thank you letter along with a donation so they can help others. Also, we would like to give a Very special thank you to Kimberly Clements (friend of family) who helped so much with the care of our father in the remaining days of his life.

Tidewell Hospice 1144 Veronica Street Port Charlotte, Florida 33952 (941) 979-4300

RN: Linda Johnson and Aide Cindy …. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Joseph may be kindly remembered at and can be found on Facebook at
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. on 7th November 2015

"R.I.P. Joseph"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. on 9th June 2015

"Dear Petrillo Family; Please accept our deepest condolences on the recent passing of your dear Joe. He was a very special person to so many in his years in this area. He will be missed but never forgotten. May he rest in peace and watch over his loved ones.

Suzanne and Joe Diaz / Port Charlotte- Florida"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. on 9th June 2015

"So happy that you were part of my journey and many chapters in my book of life, I remember so many moments but our final day we spent on Monday 11/3/2014 was my favorite. We did exactly what u loved I wheeled u around to look at yards and homes and we sat on porch in the sun and chatted about so much our past that day., Im so grateful for that moment and when I kissed you goodbye that day I didn't know it would be our last visit together here... I always loved you and forever will and see you on the other side dad...xoxoxoxo

Lynn Melendez
Port Charlotte, Fl."

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