Marlene Petriello

Obituary of Marlene Lynn Petriello

Piscataway – Marlene Lynn Petriello, 52, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville.


Born in Morristown, Marlene has resided in Piscataway for the past 28 years.


Marlene spent her career as a branch manager at Bank of America for 20 years before dedicating her life to her daughter and husband.


Marlene always had a smile on her face and a welcoming nature.  She enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family and friends. She was a master planner of holiday dinners and a true believer in family traditions.  Anyone who knew her, loved her famous whoopie pies. Marlene was an avid Jets fan who loved spending Sundays watching football. But most of all, Marlene was a remarkable person, a loving wife and devoted mother. Her husband and daughter were the center of her world.


Marlene could always be seen around local schools volunteering and fundraising.


Predeceased by her father in law, John Petriello and her brother, Nick DeGirolamo.


Surviving are her husband, Joseph M. Petriello and daughter Gianna Marie both of Piscataway; brothers in law, John Petriello and wife Lisa and James Petriello and mother in law, Virginia Petriello.


She will also be missed by her five nephews, Anthony, Rocco, Jordan, Stephen and Jason; her godson, Jackson, and brothers, Griffin and Clayton as well as her beloved friends and the countless lives she touched.


A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church, 600 Harris Avenue Middlesex, NJ 08846 at 10:30AM.


Family and friends may gather on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue NJ 07080 from 5-8 PM.


Those attending are reminded that during this ongoing pandemic, according to Executive Orders and the CDC guidelines, they are required to wear a mask at all times while visiting. Please be mindful of physical distancing to the best of your ability, and minimize time spent indoors to allow everyone a chance to pay their respects.  With the large crowd expected, we thank you for your understanding and taking these precautions during this difficult time.

The family has asked for those wishing to send memorial contribution that they are sent to Gianna’s College Fund.



5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 19, 2021
McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Our Lady of Mount Virgin RC Church
600 Harris Avenue
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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