Edward was born on September 22, 1925 in Bridgeport and was the son the late Paul and Elizabeth Zihala Petro.
Edward was a U.S. Marine World War II veteran and was a co-proprietor of Universal Machines for many years.
Edward was a former Stratford councilman, a member of the Men’s Club at Sts. Cyril and Methodius and enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas. He also enjoyed golfing, woodworking and spending time with his family especially around the Christmas holiday.
Edward is survived by two nephews and caretakers Joseph J. Petro Jr. and wife Tefta of Shelton and Robert B. Finlayson and wife Penny of Milford, several nieces and nephews Joseph, Raymond, Pauline, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Rosalie, Russell, Beverly and Bernice and several great nieces and great nephews.
Edward was also predeceased by two brothers John Petro and Joseph Petro, five sisters Anna Franko, Cecelia Petro, Mary Riola, Pauline Finlayson and Margaret Petro and one niece Frances Samsel.
Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home 2220 Main Street Stratford handled arrangements. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery Stratford.
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