Barbara Neal

Obituary of Barbara Neal

Barbara (Petrillo) Neal 66 of East Haven passed away May 24, 2018 at CT Hospice. She was born June 25, 1951 in New Haven to Frank Sr. and Jean (Kelly) Petrillo. She is preceded in death by her mother and husband, Michael Neal.  Barbara is survived by her father, Frank Petrillo, two loving daughters, Tara Esposito (Joseph) of East Haven and Tina Rustici (Melinda) of East Haven along with three grandchildren, Michael, Gia and Jake. Barbara is also survived by two brothers, Frank Petrillo Jr. of Hamden and Michael Petrillo of East Haven and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a graduate of East  Haven High School and worked many years in the family pizza business.

This is the story of Barbara, our Mom and Nana. She was a wonderful woman that was loved, and will be missed terribly.  Her heart and life were devoted to her daughters, and grandchildren.  She loved them will all that she was.  She was a fighter; she fought a long and courageous health battle.  She loved her family; a huge part of her life was the summer picnics that were celebrated poolside.  She would float on rafts with her mother for hours.  She loved music, all kinds, from her Woodstock days to Hip-Hop.  She was a Yankee fan, she would yell at the TV like the players could hear her.  Siesta Key Florida was her 2nd home the 30 years she spent traveling down there will always be with her.  She adored and cherished her best friends Carol, Tammy, and Janice.  She wouldn’t want anyone to be sad, have a party throw on some music, and fire up the grill she would say.  “For you there’ll be no more crying.  For you the sun will be shining, and I feel that when I’m with you it’s alright, I know it’s right”.

The family would like to thank the countless doctors, nurses, aides, and staff that took such wonderful care of her.  The staff at Yale New Haven Hospital unit 9-5, thank you.  The staff at CT Hospice you are angels on earth.  Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice 100 Double Beach Road, Branford CT 06405.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 4 PM until the time of service at 6 PM in the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home) 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. Burial will be private.