Beverly H. (Harris) Petro

November 5, 1937 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 83)

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Heaven gained another angel, Beverly H. Petro, on 12/7/2020. 

Bev was 83 years old at the time of her passing, born in Port Henry on 11/5/1937 to Clayton C. Harris and Madeline Shattuck Harris, who predeceased her.  

She thoroughly enjoyed living in the town of Moriah, living in both Grover Hills and Port Henry where she spent 54 years with the love of her life, Edward Petro, until his passing in 2009.

In her early years, she was a waitress at Lake Placid and Lake George resorts, and local hotels and restaurants such as the Westport Inn and King’s Inn. She provided in-home daycare that she truly loved. She returned to the workforce full time and retired from Simmons Precision as an assembler. Over the years, Beverly was no stranger to care giving.  Whether it was her family member that needed a car to take their child to college, take family in during a time of need, hosting gatherings for her siblings, she was always a generous soul. There was always room for one more.  Bev loved bingo, canasta, rummy, Keno, and games of chance and on one memorable trip with Ed to Las Vegas she even hit it big on a slot machine.  She loved her bowling league, fishing and even more, picking nightcrawlers.  She was a perfectionist when it came to knitting and crocheting, her mittens were the best.  Bev was a fabulous cook and leftovers were never long in the fridge.  As a member of the United Methodist Church, she could be counted on to contribute her culinary skills to fundraisers throughout the year.  Even as her memory was being robbed by Alzheimer's disease, she never lost her essence of loving kindness, but remained sassy and strong willed.   

She adored her grandchildren, Janelle Olmer, Rachel Olmer (Adam) Montgomery, Jade (fiancé, Jesse Roth) Petro, Jenna Petro, Rebecca Tom (Matthew) Welnak, Bianca Tom, Cody Petro and Amanda Rochelle Strain, and great grandchildren, Edward Welnak and Olivia Bashaw. She loved having sleepovers with them whether it was for one night or a week. She will be fondly remembered for spending time with them, teaching her expertise in Nintendo Mario brothers, taking them on adventures to Parc Safari, the Granby Zoo, Santa’s Workshop, ferry rides across Lake Champlain, or out for ice cream at Goodies Snack Bar.   

Survivors include her brother, John (Mary) Harris, her children, Valorie (Jonathan) Olmer, James (Joanne Wojewodzic) Petro, Beth (Vincent) Tom and Douglas Petro.  She is predeceased by brothers, Clayton (Angela) Harris, Robert (Jean) Harris, Donald (Esther) Harris, Richard (Florence) Harris, Gary (Patricia) Harris and her sister, Janet (Raymond) Norton.  

We are very appreciative to the caregivers that we have met over the past years that helped to maintain her independence. 

Covid has wreaked havoc in all of our lives and because of that there will be no calling hours. Funeral services and burial at the South Moriah Cemetery will be private.  As such, please consider making a donation in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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