George J. Petro Jr., 63, of Waterbury died peacefully Sunday, December 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital while surrounded by the love of his family. He fought a courageous battle with a debilitating illness over the past several years. George was one of eight children, born September 28, 1958 to the late Helen (Miller) and George J. Petro Sr.
George grew up in Prospect, graduated from Wilby High School and went on to master the art of cooking. He was proud to be the cook for Waterbury Palace Theater for many years. Family was first always for George; his grandson Jaxon was the light of his life. He loved playing cards, Setback and Gin Rummy his favorites. George leaves a legacy of determination and appreciation for time with family and the everyday joys of day to day life.
Left to cherish his love and memory are his son George III, his loving grandson Jaxon, his brothers: John (Miriam) of Watertown, Joseph, Steven (Cynthia) of Prospect, Robert(Joanie Delucia) of Prospect, Edward(Rosa) of Prospect and Donald(Veronica) of Waterbury and his sister Lynne Edwards of North Carolina. George also leaves his devoted girlfriend Nawaporn “Kat” Thammathino with whom he shared his life and home for many years as well as 9 nephews, 8 nieces, many grand nieces and nephews , cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced in the spring where all can gather safely outdoors and honor George’s life in the way he would want; relaxed and easygoing.
Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with George’s arrangements. For information or to share a fond memory, photo or express words of comfort for George’s family please visit www.prospectmemorial.com
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