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Margaret M. Petroski

Of Lewes, DE, and formerly of New Castle, DE, entered eternal life at the age of 85 on July 22, 2008 in the Beebe Hospital.

Born in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of the late John and Rose (McKnight) Donahue,
Margaret was known as the family scrabble queen. She enjoyed reading, picking crabs and was renowned for her potato pancakes. She was a wonderful mom, grandmom, great grandmom and great great grandmom. Mrs. Petroski had been employed with the Health Department in the City of Philadelphia.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Thomas (Big City) Petroski. Margaret was also predeceased by eight brothers and sisters and three grandchildren, Robert McNichol, Shawn Woody and Brian Cervantes.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Margaret Cervantes and her husband, Wayne, Clara McNichol all of Lewes, Kathleen Petroski Keller of TX, Pauline Petroski of Lewes, with whom Margaret had lived, Tom Petroski and his wife, June of Philadelphia, PA, Leo Petroski and his wife, Eileen of Lewes, David Petroski and his wife, Veronica of Philadelphia and Josephine Petroski of Philadelphia; Margarets sister, Louise Petroski of North Carolina;. 22 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle. Friends may visit with the family Monday evening, from 6-8 pm at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL. 35210.

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