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Vita J. Petruska

March 23, 1923 — July 4, 2012

Vita Petruska, 89, of Monessen, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Victoria House III.She was born in Yorkville, OH on March 23, 1923, the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Terrana Morello. Mrs. Petruska was a resident of Monessen most all her life, a graduate of Monessen High School, a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and Monessen AARP. She retired from the coupon department of Fox Grocery and was an avid card player, having play with many card clubs.She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John T. and Nancy Petruska of Monessen, Dennis and Lori Petruska of Columbus, OH, three grandchildren, Jeannette (Albert) Salaske, Jeremy (Susan) Petruska, and Nicholas Petruska, all of Monessen, three great grandchildren, Joshua, Mya, and Ava Petruska, three sisters, Josephine (Paul) Petrusky of Monessen, Elizabeth Gladys of the State of California, Rose Morello of Wilkensburg, two brothers, Pete (Mary) Morello of Newton Falls, OH, Anthony (Elaina) Morello of Monessen, a sister-in-law, Veronica Petrusky of Bentleyville, and by numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Petruska, a son and daughter-in-law, David and Roseann Petruska, and by a brother Frank Morello.Visitation will be held on Saturday July 7, 2012 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, time of the service, in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen, with Fr. Michael Crookston officiating. Entombment will follow in Mon. Valley Memorial Park, Donora.Condolences accepted for the family at

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