OBITUARY: Rita Johnson Petraroi


Rita Johnson Petraroi passed away on May 11, 2023 at age 65.

Rita was born in Lebanon TN to Doris B. Graves and Billy Johnson.

She enjoyed helping soldiers in her job in family support with the Tennessee National Guard. She loved gardening, especially flowers, and home decorating. She also appreciated the hunt for and use of antiques.

Mrs. Petraroi is survived by her loving husband John Petraroi; children: Rachelle (Travis) Devereau and Dillon Cowley; grandsons: Kyle Johns and Peyton (Drey) Hight; great-grandchildren: Casper Johns and Makensie Hight; siblings: Donna (Kurt) Fishburn, Tracy (Phil) Massey, and Janice (Doc West) Pippin, and Mike Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents Doris and Billy Johnson.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Colonel Phillips, is 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2023 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Interment will be in New Jersey. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.

Please make Memorial Donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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