Thelma P. Petty


Granville, New York – Thelma P. Petty, 89, of Mountain View Commons passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Glens Falls Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born on June 23, 1933, in Granville, the daughter of the late Griffith and Dorothy (Duel) Evans.

Thelma was a graduate of Granville High School’s class of 1951.

She was formerly employed as a caregiver for Holbrook Adult Home and Indian River Adult Home in Granville and provided private care for many residents in the Granville area. Thelma also served as the secretary for the United Methodist Church of Granville for many years.

Thelma enjoyed embroidery and made many special gifts for her family. She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Most of all, she had a great love for her family including her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother Edward Evans.

Survivors include her five sons Dannie, Dennis, Norman, Brian and Dana Petty and her five daughters Deborah Rohde, Tammy McKeighan, Holly Rieg, Marilyn Decker and Sandy Stewart. She also is survived by her 28 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and her very special friend Emy Shephard.

Calling hours took place from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. The funeral service took place at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Granville, 18 Church St. in Granville with Daniel Poucher presiding. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville.

There was a reception in the church dining hall following the burial.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Thelma’s name to the United Methodist Church of Granville, 18 Church St., Granville, NY 12832.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Michael G. Angiolillo Funeral Home, 210 Broadway, Whitehall, New York.

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