Rocco Petrillo

Rocco Petrillo, Dunmore, died Saturday morning as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Route 380.  His wife is the former Terri Craig.  The couple had just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on November 2.


Born in the Bunker Hill section of Scranton, he was the son of the late Rocco and Mildred Sakson Petrillo.  He was educated in Scranton Public Schools  and attended the Immaculate Conception Church.  He had been employed for years as a chef at Stirna’s restaurant,  he was also the owner of Buff It Up Detailers and Petrillo Pizza before working for the Waste Management in Pen Argyl where he was currently employed.


Rocco showed his love for his family and friends through his cooking.  He had a big heart and was always looking after anyone in need.  Rocco had a passion for rescuing and caring for cats.  


Also surviving are a sister Sue Trunzo and her husband Pat of Dickson City;  aunts Magdelin Kohut and Agnes Sakson both of Jessup;  his mother in law Jean Craig of Dunmore; sister in laws Kathy Dakin of Dunmore,   Michele Zigga and her husband Eric of Throop; brother in laws Jim Craig and his wife Mary of Conneticut and Chris Craig and his wife Donna of Hanover Twp;  nieces and nephews Pattianne Troiani, Rose Sember, Peter Trunzo, Peter Vincinguera, Chrissy Dakin, Veronica, Jimmy and Camron Craig; great nieces and nephews;   He will be sadly missed by his family, endless lifelong friends and pets. 


He was preceded in death by his brothers Peter who died August 31, 2012 and John who died November 2, 2011; his father in law James Craig.


All attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church on Thursday morning. 


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30am in the Immaculate Conception Church  801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Joseph Sica, Senior Priest at Immaculate Conception Church.


Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton. 


Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Rd. Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411


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  1. Marlene Kulesa

    Michele, tragic loss! So sorry to hear about your brother in law. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Teresa Mcdermott

    Terri, So sorry to hear about Rocco. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  3. Cianflone Family

    To the Petrillo family we are so sorry to here of your loss, we will keep Rocco and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    We have fond memories of growing up with Rocco in Bunker Hill.

  4. Paul Bistran and Mary Ann Capone

    Such a tragic ending to a wonderful, creative, humorous, loveable human being. Although Rocco is gone from his family, his beautiful wife Terri, and the many friends he helped along the way he will never be forgotten. Rocco’s memory will be in all whom he touched…Love Paul and Mary Ann

  5. William Torbeck & Kendra Lapsansky

    Terri, Kendra and I send our deepest sympathy. As your neighbor, we will be here for you always. Rocco will never be forgotten, he will always be remembered in a positive light. It is an honor to know Rocco and will always be an honor to remember him! Terri, please know your neighbors are here for you!

  6. Sandbag ;-(

    Our lives will never be the same without Rocco….always the jokester and busting each other back and forth…I love you my SWEETHEART TER….I am so sick over this but I’m trying to think of all the crazy, fun times we had together….What a character huh Ter???…..He made everyone laugh….I’m thinking back to when you first met…..We always had so much fun…..I love you with all my heart….Only your closest friends can talk about the crazy stuff…..and we will continue to do it……luv you honey….xoxoxoxox SANDBAG!!!!!!

  7. Frank Hartman and Tim Rose

    Terry, We are very sorry for your loss. Rocco was a great guy and will be missed. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

  8. Frankie and Carolee Vieira

    Terri and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very very sad time.We are fortunate to have such great memories to cherish.Rocco was very loved by so many people and will live forever in our hearts.Love Frankie and Carolee

  9. Brian Miles

    Terri and Family-My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Rocco was a great guy and will be greatly missed by all that had the honor and privledge to have known him. Brian Miles

  10. Jim Dougher

    Terri and Family,
    God bless Rocco and his family. So much tragedy. Another great Bunker Hill guy and he will be remember always for his honesty, sincerity and laughter.
    Our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Faye Frazier and Susan Frazier Vinskofski

    Dear Terri, We would like to express our deepest sympathies to you at this time, you are in our thoughts and prayers also. May God Bless you and your family and give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. Sincerely, Faye and Susie

  12. Margy Sherman Burns

    Dear Terri, No words can express how deeply sorry Iam for your loss! Rocco is now your gaurdian ANGEL. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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