Peter G. Petro, 87, of Worcester died Monday, July 4, 2016 in his home under the care of Notre Dame Hospice with his family by his side.
He leaves his wife Patricia (Booth) Petro; three sons, David Petro and his wife, Mary of Dudley, Jeffrey Petro of Worcester and Stephen Petro and his wife, Heather of Worcester; four grandchildren, Samantha Petro of Hyannis, Alexandria and Kathryn Petro of Worcester, and Andrew Berg of Dudley; one sister, Tefta Pojani of Worcester; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Kiritsy, Olga Anas, Sophia Sundberg and one brother, Andrew Petro.
Peter was born in Worcester, son of the late Archilles and Thomaidha (Tashko) Petro. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1946. He later served in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952.
Peter was co-owner of Acme Trucking Company and Acme Pre-Pak in Worcester for over 30 years.
After retirement, he lived in Falmouth for many years where he enjoyed playing golf and entertaining family and friends. He also enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
Dad was certainly very hardworking, dependable, humble, and fair in business and in life. More than that, he was always a gentleman, very honorable, kind and respectful to all.
Dad was a loving husband to his wife of 61 years and they truly enjoyed a great life together. To her, he was “the finest person” she has ever known. He will remain dear to our hearts and be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held privately for Mr. Petro. BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA is assisting the Petro Family with arrangements. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Auburn Public Library, 369 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA 01501.