Lorraine Ellen Petras

Lorraine "Lorrie" Ellen Petras, age 65, of Annandale NJ, passed on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at home. Lorrie was born June 18, 1954 in Edison, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Joseph P. and the late Lorraine (Pfoertner) Marino.

She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years: Robert "Bob" Petras; two sons: Rob Petras and Christopher Petras and his fiancée Daniela Santacruz; two sisters: Barbara Rothlein and husband Jules, and JoAnn Atkinson and husband Gary; two brothers: Jay Marino and wife Susan, and Tom Marino and wife Lynn; Brother-in-Law, Dennis Petras and wife Susan, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lorrie's greatest joy was her two sons and her many nieces and nephews. After retiring from work, she brought her glowing personality to many local social clubs, where she shared her beautiful smile and her great sense of humor. She was a loving, artistic person, and was a selfless mother, wife and friend, always putting others' concerns before hers. Her perfect day was spent on the beach, reading a book, catching some sun and letting the waves roll over her feet.

All services were held privately, and a celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorrie's name may be made to the military veterans organization World T.E.A.M. Sports at https://worldteamsports.org/donate/, a favorite charity of her late nephew Brian Petras.