Jane Paddock Petrucelli, 74, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 14th, 2018. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 6th, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles Loveland and Marjorie Doyle Paddock. Jane was a longtime resident of Meriden, and most recently resided in Colchester. Jane was a Physical Education teacher at O.H. Platt High School for over 30 years.
Jane was an active member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Colchester, CT. She was an avid world traveler in her retirement. She was a gifted interior decorator, as well as a superb landscape designer. Jane was well-versed and well-read, and her favorite conversations revolved around Biblical discussions. One always came away feeling enlightened and warmer in heart. She also spent her time caring for and loving her dog Siobhan.
Jane was a collector of antiques, and her home was a place of rest, comfort, and peace, with everything well placed with a precise meaning. In her earlier years, Jane was well-known for her beautiful voice and was often heard singing as a soloist at St. Rose in Meriden. She also sang with The Troupe with the Hartford Opera Company. Jane was also blessed with an artistic ability and was often found in front of a canvas with a brush in hand. Jane was most known for her work teaching the young ones of Meriden how to swim. Jane was a water safety instructor and trained thousands at Hamden High School, Hubbard Park, The YMCA, Meriden Park and Rec, and the Girls Club of Meriden. Jane also trained hundreds of lifeguards at Platt High School. Jane was a caring, warm, and eloquent lady with strength beyond measure.
She is survived by her loving sons John Petrucelli and his fiancée Holly Idec; Brian Petrucelli and his wife Megan; also Joanne Petrucelli; Romana Petrucelli; her granddaughters Lexi and Ariana; her sister Cindi Birdsey and brother-in-law Bob; her brother Charles Paddock and sister-in-law Sandie; her brother Kevin Paddock and sister-in-law Suzanne. Jane is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved her dearly. She was predeceased by her brother Timothy S. Paddock.
Friends and relatives may call Friday, December 21st, 2018 between 3 pm and 7 pm at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home 88 East Main St. Meriden, CT.
A memorial talk will be held on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 297 Westchester Rd, Colchester, CT 06415. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Jane Petrucelli Memorial Fund c/o Brian Petrucelli Members First CT Federal Credit Union 285 Broad St, Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.jferryfh.com
Brian and family,
My heart breaks to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a God fearing woman and shared the truth with everyone. She was very sweet and caring. Until we meet again in paradise. Thank goodness for the hope.
Daisy Miller - Friday January 04, 2019 via Condolence Message
Sal and I want to express our sadness on hearing of your mom's sudden passing.
We want you to know we would have attended her memorial talk if we could have.
We too are dealing with a sudden loss. My brother Chuck Juliano passed two weeks ago today suddenly so i know what it feels like to lose a loved one so suddenly. It just doesn't seem real.
We have a wonderful hope for the future so keep moving forward and let isaiah 41:10 comfort you.
It won't be long and they'll be back. We are sending you our love.
In case you don't remember us think of Jamaica 1980s and remember the fish face. We do. How could we ever forget you . Kept us laughing.
Carmela attard - Sunday December 23, 2018 via Condolence Message
Brian, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I may not have known her but I do know she was an amazing woman to have raised a son like you. My sincere condolences and may she truly Rest In Peace
Saturday December 22, 2018 via Condolence Message
What a tremendous loss! Jane was a vibrant woman with many gifts. She was able to make everyone feel welcome and at ease in her presence. Her knowledge was extensive in the arts as well as in her love of the Bible. She loved her family and loved sharing memories of them. She could regale you with the stories of her travel and make you want to visit the places she went. I will miss my dear friend and miss the wonderful tea parties she hosted. I am so sorry for her loss.
Bunny Probus - Friday December 21, 2018 via Condolence Message
May you rest in peace cousin. Loving thoughts of comfort to our family.
Coleen Seach - Thursday December 20, 2018 via Condolence Message
Brian and Megan
We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of your loss. Live her honor everyday. Always here for you both. God bless
Bob and Jennifer Donohue
Bob Donohue - Wednesday December 19, 2018 via Condolence Message
Jane was certainly more accomplished than she ever let on to us! We knew her as one who loved Jehovah God dearly, and who capably talked with many people about His promises for our future. She also was full of love for her family! She and I enjoyed talking about English literature and history, Queen Victoria in particular. She never once told me she was an accomplished singer, but I'm not surprised. Everything Jane did, she did beautifully! She is already missed!
Deborah and Barry Boman
Deborah Boman - Wednesday December 19, 2018 via Condolence Message
We are so sorry for the family's loss. She was a beautiful woman and mother. Her kindness and warmth is a memory that will stay with many forever.
Clayton Stamps - Wednesday December 19, 2018 via Condolence Message
Sending our deep condolences to Jane’s family. Please know that she spoke of you often and dearly loved you all. May her bible based hope for the future, comfort you at this time. Our prayers for you all.
The Lerzo family
Jamie Lerzo - Wednesday December 19, 2018 via Condolence Message
I’m so sorry for your loss Jane was a special person and had a beautiful soul she will truly be missed
Amaris Barsaleau - Wednesday December 19, 2018 via Condolence Message