PETRUCELLI, MICHAEL

Michael Petrucelli, 71, of Eastchester died on March 1, 2008. Beloved husband of Dorothy Leibman Petrucelli. Loving father of Michael J. Petrucelli and his wife Margaret, Nancy and her husband Michael Pellicione and Steven T. Petrucelli. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Daniel, Emma, and Keira. Dear brother of Joseph, Louise Montagano, Beatrice Callagy, and the late Richard. Brother in law of Carol Guedez. Mike was a Firefighter with the New York City Fire Department for 27 years, during which time he became a certified EMT.He was especially proud of his years in Rescue 3, where he worked until he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Ladder 38. His tenure at these busy Bronx fire companies was during the years it was said that the Bronx was burning. Mike was a true hero, a friend and an example to many. He preceded his years among New York's Bravest with service overseas in the U.S. Navy. Later, he served as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 4 of Waverly School, accompanying the Troop on a number of trips. The family will receive friends at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME,INC. EASTCHESTER, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday March 6th at 12 noon. Entombment to follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475. To sign our online guestbook visit www.westchesterfunera lhome.com