Sophie Rose Petruzzello

Feb. 27, 1931 – March 22, 2010

Sophie Rose Petruzzello of Pewaukee, formerly a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away in the morning hours of Monday, March 22, 2010, at the River Hills Nursing Home. She was born in Waukesha on Feb. 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Sofia (Cafra) Petruzzello.

Sophie attended local schools and worked as a secretary for Waukesha County Social Services for 21 years. She also worked at the Waukesha County Veteran’s Office for more than 15 years. An active communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukesha, Sophie was involved with the Christian Women Society, the St. Joseph Elders and the St. Joseph Choir. She also volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic School.

Sophie is survived by her brothers, Joseph (Rosalie) Petruzzello of Waukesha and Louis Petruzzello of West Allis. She also leaves her nieces and nephews, Steven (Wendy) Petruzzello, James Petruzzello, Marianne (Bill) Kirsch and Peter (Jennifer) Petruzzello. She is further survived by her great-nieces and great-nephews, Tony, Alyssa, Brianna, Hayley, Elizabeth and Gabriella.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Friday, March 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha with the Rev. William "Bill" Key officiating. Interment will immediately follow the services in St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha.

Memorials in Sophie’s name are appreciated to the American Diabetes Association, 375 Bishops Way, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202; or the Arthritis Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter, 1650 S. 108th St., West Allis, WI 53214.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit