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Peter N. Petricca, 90, a long-time resident of Lenox and Pittsfield, died Sunday at his home in Dallas, TX.

He was President and CEO of Petricca Industries, retiring in 1987.

Born November 22, 1922, in North Adams, he was the son of Basilio and Rose Mancusso Petricca. Peter was a 1940 graduate of Pittsfield High School and a 1942 post graduate of Williston Academy in Northampton. Following his service in World War II he attended RPI in Troy, NY earning his Bachelor of Engineering Management degree in 1950.

A veteran of WW II, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 1943 to 1946.

He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization, World Business Council, and the Transportation Advisory Group of Berkshire County; and served on the Board of Directors of the Berkshire County Development Commission, the Lenox Conservation Commission, Massachusetts Ready Mix Concrete Association, Pittsfield Co-Operative Bank, and the Rensselaer Society of Engineers.

Mr. Petricca had been a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Lenox and Mount Carmel Church in Pittsfield. In addition, he was a member of the Country Club of Pittsfield, the Bay State Seniors Golf Association, and the Florida Seniors Golf Association.

His wife, the former Elvira J. Pettinella whom he married on April 7, 1958, died May 28, 1988.

He is survived by his children; Paul D. Petricca and wife Kimberly of Lincolnshire, IL, Ann M. Turbeville and husband Tim of Sandwich, MA, and Peter A. Petricca and wife Laurie of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Zachary and J.P. Petricca, Justin and Ben Turbeville, and Lindsay Petricca; and his two brothers, Basil Petricca and wife Roselyn and Robert Petricca and wife Lyn, all of Pittsfield. He was also pre-deceased by his sister Virginia Petricca in 2000.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral of Mr. Peter N. Petricca who passed June 23, 2013, will be Friday morning at 11 am from the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12 noon at St. Ann's Church. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery. Calling hours at the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME in Lenox will be Thursday evening from 5-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240.

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