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Johanna Petralia

December 3, 1926 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 95)

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A proud New Yorker, Johanna, was born to parents, Michael and Josephine Pierre on December 3, 1926. She enjoyed her youth growing up in the City before she moved with her parents and elder sister, Roselee, brothers, Joseph and Maurice and youngest sister, Yvonne to Long Island. As a teen and young adult, she enjoyed her many trips back to the City and all it had to offer her, especially the dancing. She loved to dance and socialize.

After the War she met Joseph Petralia while working at Neptune Meter Company. They married in 1947. They were wonderful dance partners. In 1958 they were blessed with their first child, Deborah. They kept dancing. They eventually moved to Florida in 1964 where they established their roots in Miramar. They kept dancing with their friends from the Italian American and Moose Clubs.

In 1968 they were blessed with their second child, Michelle. They kept dancing.

Johanna was a stay-at-home mom while raising her cherished daughters and later went back to work, but never stopped dancing. Her favorite job was working as a preschool teacher’s aide as she loved children.

Johanna was eventually rewarded with four grandchildren, Kurt, Derek, Jessica, and William (BJ). She loved her grandchildren; they were her treasure.

Johanna and Joe kept dancing until his passing in 2008 which is when she relocated to be with her daughter, Deborah’s family in Royal Palm Beach.

While in Royal Palm Beach she enjoyed socializing with friends from the Senior Center, Red Hatters and Crochet Group. Johanna was eager to engage in conversation and exchange stories. She loved talking about her grandchildren, but she had a special skill. While talking with people she would listen to any difficulty they were facing and was able to find words of encouragement comfort. She tried to find and show others the possible silver lining to the dark cloud.

Johanna passed on February 17, 2022. She is survived by her sister, Yvonne, daughters, Deborah and Michelle, her four treasured grandchildren Kurt, Derek, Jessica and BJ and many nieces and nephews. Her loss leaves a gaping hole in their lives, but her memory will endure as the most loving person they ever knew.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Lakeside Funeral Home & Cremation Care Family, "Where Every Life is Cherished & Every Family is Treasured"


A visitation service will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Lakeside Funeral Home Life Celebration Suite from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM.

A catholic mass will commence immediately following the visitation service from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at: Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, 100 Crestwood Blvd. S.,

Royal Palm Beach, FL. 33411

Johanna Petralia will be joining her husband, Joseph Petralia as she will be peacefully laid to rest on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:30 PM at: South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 SR 7, 

Lake Worth, FL. 33449

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lakesidefuneralcare.com for the Petralia family.

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March 1, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Lakeside Funeral Home & Cremation Care
11347 Okeechobee Blvd
Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411

Funeral Mass
March 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady Queen of the Apostles
100 Crestwood Blvd. South
Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411

March 9, 2022

1:30 PM
South Florida National Cemetery
6501 State Road 7 Lake Worth
Lake Worth, FL. 33449

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