Florence Marie Petro
Florence Marie Petro, 77, of Springfield, died at St. Vincent’s Hospice in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born August 20, 1935 in Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland, Canada to Bernard and Catherine (Philpott) Bouzane. She married George R. Petro in 1956 in Newfoundland. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Anna.
Surviving are four sons, Wayne (Tracy) Petro, Mark (Beth) Petro, both of Springfield, Jeff (Ann) Petro of Indianapolis, IN and Jamie (Beth) Petro of Valrico, FL; a daughter Lisa Petro (Scott Williams) of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Amy (Ryan), Adam (Kates), Jessica, Justin, Samuel, Alicia, Jillian, Jacob, Natalie, Morgan, Ryan, Tess, and Ellie; great grandchildren, Kinley, Gavin, and Nora; sisters, Theresa, Helena, Margaret, Lillian and brother, Jim, all of Newfoundland, Canada.
“Flo” worked for many years in the Springfield School District at Jane Addams, Feitschans, and Springfield High School where she retired as a health technician. She lived a very active life and loved to travel. She was a former member of St. Joseph’s parish where she sang in the choir. She and her husband were also active in the Springfield Art Association.
Memorial Gathering: 9-11 am Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Day officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Springfield Parks Foundation.
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God Bless Flo! Rest in peace with the knowledge that you did good in this world, you were greatly loved and appreciated. You will be missed. To the Petro family, thanks for sharing your mother with all of us. We will cherish all the fun times we had and all the stories she shared. Take comfort that she is at peace and we can all learn from how she lived her life. Thoughts and prayers - Katie Jennings
Such fond and loving memories of my Aunt Flo, so full of live, so giving and caring. She lit up every room she entered and always put a smile to my face.
I loved how much she loved life when she visited us here and I loved how much she loved Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders...She was such great fun for us. A positive force who made the sun shine that much more and my thoughts of her still make me smile to this very day.
Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss, she was an awesome person, I will miss her stories and wisdom, I always loved listening to Flo talk, she was always full of love and laughter, and her smile lives on in you and your kids. You are such caring son, and she was so lovingly taken care of by you and Lisa. You are a very caring loving son. That time can never be taken away from you and you will have great memories for sure! I love you and Flo is now dancing in heaven with your dad! Kelly
I am so very sorry that your Mother has passed away. I always enjoyed visiting all of you in Springfield with Mike when I was in college. Your parents were so much fun. They always made me feel very welcome. Flo and I went to happy hour one time at the Hilton and she gave me some good advise about men. I am glad I listened to her. She had a very good outlook on life. I think of all of you fondly. Love, Susan
Shirley Lee Foley posted on 3/5/13
Lillian & the Bouzane family. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Florence. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Sincerely. Shirley (Lee) Foley