Mr. Aurelio "Aurie" Petronella

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Aurelio "Aurie" "Chuck" Petronella, 92, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away November 7, 2012. He was born August 8, 1920, in New York City, New York. He was a 29 year resident of Florida coming from Ridgefield, Connecticut. Aurie was a retired dental technician in his family business in New York. He opened his own dental lab in California and did a little freelance contract work locally. He was commissioned and fabricated one of the first hip prosthesis and made jewelry. Aurie was a wild life sculptor, an artist and was offered a recording contract in his very young years. He was Roman Catholic by faith and a founding member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He was a member of the VFW Post 10209, in Spring Hill; the Knights of Columbus; Spring Hill St. Jude Counsel 6383; and a fond member of Cursillo. Aurie was a very active bowler at Spring Hill Lanes. He was on two leagues, breaking 200 plus quite often. Aurie was a veteran of the US Army, in World War II, Japan Occupation and on General McArthur's military staff.

He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 67 years, Antonia; his oldest brother Anthony Petronella; his sister Tina Gerani, and his granddaughter Monique Guevara.

Survived by his daughter, Dolores Hardee (Ike), of Spring Hill, FL; son Paul Petronella (Carole), of Arroyo Grande, CA; son Bob Petronella (Ruthie) of Spring Hill, FL; daughter Laura Petronella of Spring Hill, FL; his 14 grandchildren, Sherri, Joseph, Charles, Heather, Noel, Greg, Tracey, Matthew Jordan, Carly, Jenna, Jimmy, Thomas, and Ryan; his 23 great-grandchildren; his two great-great-grandchildren; his brother Frank Petronella, of New York; his brother Armand Petronella (Julie), of Spring Hill, FL; and his sister Mary Agovino, of New York.

Visitation will be on Thursday, November 15th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Spring Hill Chapel of Turner Funeral Homes. Service will be Friday, November 16th at 11:00 AM at the Spring Hill Chapel of Turner Funeral Homes. Interment in Florida Hills Memorial Gardens to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Aurie's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675