Orlando R. Petrocelli died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on November 6, 2016.
Orlando's sense of humor, rich laughter and vivacious personality will be missed by all who's lives he touched. His contributions to the lives of those he loved and who loved him cannot be measured in words. He was a devoted son, a proud sibling, a dedicated husband, a supportive father and an even more proud grandfather.
His varied professional accomplishments include a stint in a chicken market as a child, a summer job as a teenager running the Tornado at Coney Island and ran up to being a writer and best selling novelist, and later CEO of Woolsey Marine.
Orlando was an avid reader, a music lover and a great story teller. His diverse interests include being a subscriber to the Metropolitan Opera, a book review editor for the Trentonian, and involvement in local politics. Orlando is survived by sons Lucio, Joseph and Neil, each of whom proudly know each and every lyric to South Pacific by virtue of their father's stint in Princeton Community Theater.
Memories of their grandfather and their Nana Kathleen, who predeceased Orlando in 2011, will be shared for years to come by their grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph, Alexander, Christian and Aedan Petrocelli.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton.
Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.