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Genevieve (Rizzo) Petroski


Genevieve (Rizzo) Petroski, 85, of Duryea, died on Friday, January 13th at her home. Born in Pittston, December 2nd, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Wahl) Rizzo.

Genevieve was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish Church (St. Rocco’s), Pittston and past president of St. Rocco’s Parish Christian Mothers society. She was a graduate of Pittston High School and the Bradford Beauty Academy, Wilkes-Barre. Genevieve worked as a hairdresser and cosmetologist throughout her life. She worked many years for the Lazarus Beauty Salon and retired from the JCPenney Beauty Salon. She was a certified master stylist in hair and makeup and also was a licensed educator in hair and cosmetology. After retirement, she opened her own salon in her home under the name of Genevieve’s Hair Design. Genevieve was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Rose Davis, Peter Rizzo, and James Rizzo.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Charles Petroski; her daughter, Maureen Coleman and her husband, Robert of Duryea; sisters, Pauline Cobb of Scranton, Leona “Eleanor” Sartorio of Plains Twp.; her brother Joseph Rizzo and wife, Janet of Pittston; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 9:00am from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 9:30am at St. Joseph Marello Parish Church, William St., Pittston with Fr. John Shearer officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 17th from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston.

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