Barbara Elaine Petrisko, 76

Barbara Elaine Petrisko, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, at Deers Head Hospital, in Salisbury, Md. She was born in West Mifflin, Pa., on June 12, 1942, daughter of the late John Madeya and Martha (Czepiec) Madeya.

Petrisko graduated from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, in the Class of 1964. She made her career as a teacher and later worked in retail sales. In her spare time, she loved gardening, going to the beach and walking on the boardwalk. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del., where she loved being involved in the church activities.

Petrisko is survived by her loving husband, Edwin Michael Petrisko of Dagsboro; her children, Jennifer Petrisko of Annapolis Md., Jill Petrisko of Long Beach, Calif., and Michael Petrisko of State College, Pa.; and her siblings, Robert Madeya of Marana, Ariz., Virginia Keck of Pittsburgh, Pa., Marion Madeya of West Mifflin, Pa., William Madeya of Elizabeth, Pa., Lucille Smith of Irwin, Pa., and John Madeya of Louisville, Ky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del., where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital; 501 St Jude Pl.; Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements were by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, Ocean View, Del. Condolences may be sent online at