portrait picture for Richard H. Petrocelli

Visitation: The family will receive friends at Collins Funeral Home Sunday October 16th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Services: A memorial service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Sunday October 16th at 3:00 PM. Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to:  Norwalk Hospital Foundation c/o Whittingham Cancer Center, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT  06856.

Richard H. Petrocelli


March 16, 1929 - October 12, 2011

Richard H. Petrocelli, 82, Retired Teacher

Richard H. Petrocelli (Dick), 82, husband of the late Barbara A. Petrocelli, passed away peacefully Wednesday October 12, 2011 at Wilton Meadows.  Born March 16, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Rocco and Gilda Petrocelli.

Richard graduated from Wittenberg University, attended The Ohio State University and later received his Master’s Degree from Columbia University Teacher’s College.  He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He later worked for over 20 years as an art teacher for the Norwalk Public School System.  He lived in Wilton, CT for almost 40 years.  His passions were for tennis and golf and for his friends with whom he played.  He was an artist, avid reader and an active volunteer with FISH Volunteer Drivers of Norwalk.

He is survived by son Todd R. and his wife Harriet of Severna Park, MD and daughter Lynne M. of Ridgefield, CT; 2 grandsons, Alex and Evan of Severna Park, MD.  He is also survived by his brother Robert H., Sr. of Larchmont, NY and his wife Rita.  His nephew Robert H., Jr., wife Anne and their son Christopher and niece Patti Ann McLaughlin Haight and husband David.

A memorial service will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Sunday October 16th at 3:00 PM.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 2:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to:  Norwalk Hospital Foundation c/o Whittingham Cancer Center, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT  06856.

  1. It appears that he lived a wonderful life. Condolences to the family. May you alway cherish your memories with him.

    October 14, 2011
    Jamie Callanan -
  • Lynne and Todd, I will always remember your Dad as a kind, friendly and gentle man. A good neighbor and friend. My thoughts and best wishes are with you.

    October 23, 2011
    John Sponza Sr. -
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