Obituary of Pietro Petruzzo
Pietro (Peter) Petruzzo of Port Washington, NY passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on May 2, 2023. Born in 1939 in Gesualdo, Italy, Peter was one of six children. He was predeceased by his loving wife Concetta, his brother Antonio and sisters Antonietta, Vicenza, and Flora. Peter is survived by his twin sister Livia, his two children Ralph and Clementina and their spouses, Jen and Brendan. He was a loving grandfather, known as Nonno, to his four grandchildren, Michael, Mia, Gabriel and Nicholas.
Peter settled in Port Washington, NY after spending time in Toronto, Canada. He married Concetta in 1965, and they began their journey of fulfilling their American dream. An entrepreneur, shortly thereafter Peter opened his own barbershop. He maintained relationships with his customers long after the shops doors closed. He was hard working and dedicated to everything he committed himself to. He never backed down from a challenge, even when the obstacles were stacked against him.
A dedicated family man, Peter always put the needs of his family first. He took great pride in his children’s accomplishments, and reveled in the joy of being a grandfather.
Peter was always there to help his family and friends, no matter the request. He was also known for his outgoing personality, and boundless energy. He would make friends in the seemingly most unlikely of places. Many of those friendships lasted a lifetime.
Peter also loved to entertain in his home. If you were in Peter’s house, you had a glass of homemade wine in your hand within seconds of entering and he would usually insist you stay for dinner. He proudly displayed his pride for his Italian heritage and culture.
Peter will be cherished and missed for his warmth, his humor, his larger than life personality, his friendship but most importantly for his love.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Peter’s name to the American Brain Foundation using the following link: