Margaret (Pegge) Ann Petrella

Margaret (Pegge) Ann Petrella

September 03, 1934 ‐ December 08, 2021
Margaret (Pegge) Ann Petrella
Birthplace: Coalport, Pennsylvania Resided In: North Olmsted, Ohio Visitation: December 14, 2021 Service: December 15, 2021

Margaret (Pegge) Ann Petrella (neé Cusick), a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and ice cream connoisseur from North Olmsted, Ohio, passed peacefully in her home on Wednesday morning at the age of 87.

Margaret is survived by her sister Mary Jane Orrick (James); her children, Pamela Marie Wolff (Russell), Kathleen Therese Wolf (Robert), David Jerome Petrella, Edward Michael Petrella, Thomas Savario Petrella (Lisa), James Xavier Petrella (Amy), Mary Anne Petrella, and Joan Elizabeth Hazen (deceased, Brett); grandchildren Laura (Jody), Bryan (Halie), Lindsay (Larry), Monica (James), Robert (Stephanie), Melanie, Daniel, Rachel, Tommy, Matthew, Hannah, Jamie, Lennon, Ireland, Taylor, and Alec; great-grandchildren Adella, Gemma, Camilla, Layla, Reagan, Penelope, and Ezra; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Xavier Michael and Mary Ruth Cusick (neé Harber), sister Patricia Gates (Marvin), and brother Robert Cusick (Catherine).

Margaret was born on September 3, 1934 in Coalport, Pennsylvania and lived there until she graduated from Beccaria-Coalport-Irvona (BCI) High School in 1952. She enjoyed a happy childhood with her parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that consisted of active participation in her parish, St. Basil the Great, and its choir, jobs in the hardware and baby departments at the local 5 & 10, long walks to all destinations in town, and many other happy memories. After high school, she and her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she remained for the rest of her life with the exception of a brief time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married in 1956 and welcomed her eight children into the world over the next twelve years. She worked at AT&T for many years to provide for her family but always ensured that home-cooked meals were on the table each night. Later in life, she embraced her role as the world’s greatest grandmother and dedicated herself to raising, loving, and caring for her family’s next generation.

Margaret had a strong, unwavering faith in our Lord and the Blessed Mother and instilled her great faith in her children and grandchildren. She was happiest when she was singing and dancing with her family, attending Mass at St. Bernadette in Westlake, saying her daily Rosary, eating Snickers and ice cream, masterfully sewing, having her hair brushed and her feet rubbed after a long day of work, baking but not eating pumpkin pies, riding her bike, tossing French fries to her dog, Molly, doing word searches, and listening to her crush, Andy Williams. Her quick wit and incredible sense of humor were unparalleled and she brought laughter and levity to every room she entered. Despite her family’s large size, she found time to make everybody feel loved and taught them all life’s greatest lessons about faith, laughter, and love. There is no doubt that she is joyful and pain free in Heaven with her parents, siblings and daughter, Joanie.

Visitation will take place at Jenkins Funeral Chapel (2914 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145) from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church (2256 Clague Rd, Westlake, OH 44145) at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Guest Comments

Jamie Petrella

How grateful I am to have such a special grandma as you. Grandma, you were kind, a phenomenal singer, and such a generous woman with your time and love. I’m so blessed to have you watch me and hannah after school everyday. I am so grateful for that time with you. You sacrificed so much for our family and really showed me what it means to love others. I love you Grandma.

Alec Lintz
Chapel Hill, NC

I love you, Grandma, and thank you for instilling your powerful faith in my mother, Taylor, and me. I hold the memories we shared close to my heart and will pray for you daily. Pray for me and please give my mom a huge hug for me.

Cathy Knittel
Cleveland, Ohio

Taylor and family,

My condolences. Your grandmother is such a lovely lady and is now with our God, His Holy Mother, and the rest of her loving relations who enjoy life eternal. God bless you all.