Obituary: June C. Petitte, 82, of Fairfield

June C. Petitte, 82, of Fairfield, the beloved wife of Joseph Petitte, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, September 1, 2014 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Born in Bridgeport, she was a graduate of Lauralton Hall in Milford and was a longtime Fairfield resident.

An avid golfer, June won many tournaments over the years at several clubs. She loved all animals, especially dogs and she enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and walks along Fairfield Beach.

In addition, June will be remembered for her sharp mind, amazing insight and her deep faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two devoted daughters, Lauren Georgiades and her husband, Andrew, and Jody Schinella and her husband, Michael; and five grandchildren, Steven, Lindsay and Spencer Georgiades and Michael and Thomas Schinella all of Fairfield. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Julian of Shelton and a brother, John DeStefano of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, John and Vera DeStefano and her beloved sister, Mary Lou Mentana.

Her family would like to thank the staff on 7 North at St. Vincent’s Medical Center for the care and compassion given to her in her final weeks.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may greet her family on Thursday from 9:00-9:40 a.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center.

Donations may be made in June’s memory to the CT Humane Society, 455 Post Rd. East, Westport, CT 06880.

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