Shawn (Nesbitt) Petratelli, 38, of Kensington, Conn., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. He was born May 12, 1979, in Phillipsburg, N.J. His family relocated to Connecticut and he was raised in New Britain and Berlin. Shawn attended New Britain Schools and Berlin High School.
Shawn was an independent semi-truck driver from age 18 to 26 years old. Shawn also attended barber school and enjoyed his new career in this field for several years. Shawn will best be remembered as a caring and loving person who would help out others without hesitation.
Shawn is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Donna Dubowsky; his siblings, Lauren Duquette, Rachael Ortiz, Jason Dubowsky and Ricki Wilchuck and their spouses. He leaves behind his cherished and loving children, Khalil (19), Christian (17), Kayla (16) and Giovanni (4). He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his only surviving maternal grandparent, Marguerite Allshouse. He is predeceased by his father, Richard Nesbitt and other immediate family members.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Luddy’s Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain, Conn., from 5 until 8 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to his mother’s former workplace: The Farrell Treatment Center, 586 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051.