Theresa R. Petrella, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Riddle Hospital. She was the widow of Nicholas G. Petrella. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (LaPorta) Caruso. Theresa was employed by Drexel University as an Administrative Assistant in the Special Events Division of the University Relations Department. Theresa was involved in graduation planning and the planning and staging of other events for students, faculty, administration and donors. Theresa is survived by her children Margaret Fattizzo (David), Judith Rodden (James) and Donna Hays (Daniel) as well as five grandchildren Nathaniel Hays (Nayive), Meredith Hays, Graham Hays and Nicholas Fattizzo and Anna Fattizzo. Theresa is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3422 Dennison Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Visitation to be held from 10:15-10:45 a.m. Interment private. Mass will be livestreamed and viewable by clicking the following link at 10:45 a.m. www.facebook.com/loganfuneralhomes
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Theresa’s memory to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
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