Edward Franklin Petrie

1906 Ashland, Maine 1949 Milo, Maine



Continuation of tree (1st child of William James Petrie/Eva L. Cote); all known surname descendants:

                  10           Edward Franklin Petrie  b: 1 April 1906  Ashland, Aroostook, ME; d: 30 March 1949  Milo, Piscataquis, ME

                                        +Corene Marquis  b: 23 May 1911  Frenchville, Aroostook, ME; m: 5 August 1929  Maine [Willie/Grace Morin]; d: 4 March 2007  Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, ME

                                 11            Roger J. Petrie  b: 22 October 1929  Portage Lake, Aroostook, ME; d: 12 November 1996  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME

                                                    +Jeannette ---    m: 9 August 1952; d: Aft. November 1996

                                 11            Cleo Jean Petrie  b: 9 September 1936  Portage Lake, Aroostook, ME; d: 20 October 2008  Avenel, Middlesex, NJ

                                                    +Charles J. McSorley  b: 1934; m: 3 July 1954  Maine [Elgin L./Ada Estelle Decker]; d: 1956

                                                   *2nd Husband of Cleo J. Petrie:

                                                    +Robert J. Manfria    m: 19 April 1958  Maine; d: Aft. October 2008

                                 11            Ronald R. Petrie  b: Abt. 1938  Portage Lake, Aroostook, ME; d: Aft. October 2008  Middletown, RI

                                                   +Patricia Vickers

                                 11            Edward Petrie    d: Aft. October 2008  Dover-Foxcroft, ME

                                                   +Madeline Jones

                                 11            Beatrice Petrie    d: Aft. October 2008  Maxfield, ME

                                                   +Maurice Knowles

                                 11            Linda Petrie    d: Aft. October 2008  Sunflower, MS

                                                   +Howard Foster


Notes for Edward Franklin Petrie:


- 1930 Portage Lake, Aroostook, Maine:  Edward Petrie 24 laborer/lumber mill, wife Corinne 18, Rodger 5 months.


- 1940 Portage Lake, Aroostook, ME:  Edward F. Petrie 34 dogger/lumber mill, wife Corinne M. 28, Roger J. 10, Cleo J. 3, Ronald R. 2.


Tombstone Inscriptions:  Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, Piscataquis, ME:  PETRIE / (on reverse) Edward F. Petrie Sr. / Apr. 1, 1906 - Mar. 30, 1949 / Corene M. Marquis / his wife / May 23, 1911 - Mar. 4, 2007.  (separate stone) Edward R. Petrie / Apr. 1, 1906 / Mar. 30, 1949


Fatal Accident:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Thursday, 31 March 1949:  B & A Trackman Fatally Injured in Derby Mishap - Edward Petrie, 43, of Derby, a trackman employed by the Bangor and Aroostook railroad, was fatally injured yesterday morning at Derby when he was run over by a railroad push car loaded with ties, according to Frank H. Daggett of Bangor, general manager for the railroad.  Daggett said that Petrie jumped from a motor car in front of the push car in an attempt to stop it and was run over.  He died in a Milo hospital.  Petrie, who was married and the father of six children, was born in Ashland and went to Derby from Old Town, where his parents now reside, about six years ago.


Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Thursday, 31 March 1949:  Edward F. Petrie - Milo, March 30 - Edward Franklin Petrie, 43, died today in a local hospital following injuries received in Derby.  Petrie had been employed by the Bangor and Aroostook railroad for the past years, coming to Milo from Old Town.  He was born in Ashland, April 1, 1905, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Petrie.  He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic church in Derby.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Corrine Petrie, three sons, Roger, Ronald and Edward, Jr.; three daughters, Cleo, Beatrice and Linda; his parents, who reside in Old Town; three sisters, Mrs. Rosella Thibodeau of Old Town; Mrs. Viola Corrigan of Lewiston, and Mrs. Beatrice Daigle of Eagle Lake; three brothers, Albert of Lisbon; Lawrence of Bradley and Clarence of Old Town; seven half-sisters, Cleo, Loretta, Elaine, Eva, Theresa, Donna and Connie, and a half-brother, William, all of Old Town.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated at St. Paul's church Friday at nine a.m.  Burial will be in Milo cemetery.


Notes for Corene Marquis:

Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Tuesday, 6 March 2007:  (photo) Corinne M. Petrie.  Dover-Foxcroft - Corinne (Marquis) Petrie, resident of Pleasant Meadows, Dover-Foxcroft, passed away peacefully March 4, 2007, to return to our heavenly Father and the family members she so longed to be near.  She was born May 23, 1911, in Frenchville, a daughter of the late Willie and Grace (Morin) Marquis of Millinocket.  She was married to the late Edward F. Petrie Sr., who was tragically killed in a 1949 Bangor and Aroostook Railway accident.  Corinne remained in Derby and single-handedly raised her six children.  She worked for several families in the community.  She took pride in all her children's accomplishments and achievements and was most proud knowing they all graduated from high school.  She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dover-Foxcroft.  Corinne was a fine example to others and a woman of her faith.  In her later years, after raising her family, she became the first resident to occupy an apartment at Thayer Parkway Senior Housing Complex, Dover-Foxcroft, living there for more than 30 years.  She was honored several times as to the length of her residency.  She loved feeding the birds and squirrels and the beauty of the deer roaming in her back yard.  In 2006, she moved to Pleasant Meadows and was so appreciative of the wonderful care and concerns the staff exhibited toward her being comfortable.  She looked forward to her 2 p.m. tea and sweets and the visits from her family and friends.  She was from a musical family and enjoyed listening to music and dancing with her sisters.  Even in her 90s, she was known to move that walker around a little and sashay a wee bit when she heard a song that had the beat.  She is survived by her children, Beatrice (Petrie) and Maurice Knowles of Maxfield, Linda (Petrie) and Howard Foster of Sunflower, Miss., Edward and Madeline (Jones) Petrie of Dover-Foxcroft, Cleo (Petrie-McSorley) and Robert Manfria of Avenel, N.J., and Ronald and Patricia (Vickers) Petrie, USN, retired, of Middletown, R.I.  Nana will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Roxanne (McSorley) Martynowski, Valerie Manfria, Leisa (Petrie) Perry, Erick Petrie, Edward Petrie III, Michelle (Foster) Free, Kenneth Foster, Mark, Ryan and Kelly Knowles, Paula (Petrie) Lynch, Ron Petrie Jr., and Robert Petrie; and one great-grandchild.  Some of her happiest times were with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.  Corinne was predeceased by her eldest son, Roger Petrie of Albion; her loving sisters, Lorencene (Marquis) Blair and Hilda (Marquis) Maillet, both of Millinocket, and Edna (Marquis) Estes of Milo; and her brothers, Roland Marquis, KIA, World War II, and Robert Marquis of East Hampton, Conn.  At her request, a memorial Mass of Christian burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will be celebrated in the spring, with Fr. James Robichaud, celebrant.  After the service, burial will be in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, in memory of her loving son, Roger Petrie, or to Resident Activities Fund, Pleasant Meadows.  Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Milo.


Obituaries for the children:

Roger J. Petrie:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Friday, 15 November 1996:  Roger J. Petrie - Albion - Roger J. Petrie, 67, of Albion, passed away on Nov. 12, 1996, at a Gardiner nursing home after a long illness.  He was born in Portage Lake, Oct. 22, 1929, the son of Edward and Corrine (Marquis) Petrie.  From 1952 to 1954, Roger served in the Korean War with the U.S. Army.  For many years, he was employed as a textile worker at Wyandott Textile mill in Waterville and Cascade Woolen Mill in Oakland, retiring Nov. 1, 1993, due to ill health.  He enjoyed his family and woodworking.  Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Petrie, who he married Aug. 9, 1952; his mother, Corrine Marquis Petrie of Dover-Foxcroft; one son, Eric D. Petrie of Albion; a daughter, Lesia S. Petrie of Oakland; two brothers, Ronald Petrie of Rhode Island, and Edward Petrie of Dover-Foxcroft; three sisters, Cleo Manfria of New Jersey, Linda Foster of Mississippi and Beatrice Knowles of Milo; a granddaughter, Erica Marie Petrie of Albion, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Edward F. Petrie Sr.  Arrangements are with Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, Fairfield.  Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Care Center.


Cleo Jean Petrie:  The Central New Jersey Home News (New Brunswick, NJ), Saturday, 25 October 2008:  Cleo Manfria - Age: 72 - Avenel:  Cleo Manfria of the Avenel section of Woodbridge was called home to our father in heaven on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, after a long illness.  She was 72.  Cleo was born on Sept. 9, 1936, in Portage Lake, Maine.  Daughter of the late Edward and Corrine Petrie, she is survived by a loving husband, Robert Manfria, to whom she was married to for over 50 years; two daughters, Roxanne Martynowski of New Egypt and Valerie Donoho of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Daniel, Corene, Veronica, Bernadette and Vincent, and one great-granddaughter, Calie, will miss her greatly.  Cleo and Robert met and fell in love in Maine, and were married in April of 1958.  They moved to New Jersey shortly after that, where she committed her whole life to taking tender loving care of her family.  Cleo loved music and had a special gift that allowed her to play almost any instrument by ear.  Her music brought joy and smiles to many faces.  Cleo was predeceased by her oldest brother, Roger Petrie of Albion, Maine, and survived by two brothers, Ronald Petrie of Middletown, R.I. and Edward Petrie Jr. of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.  She is also survived by two sisters, Beatrice Knowles of Maxfield, Maine, and Linda Foster of Sunflower, Miss.  Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Costello-Koyen Funeral Home, Avenel.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial contribution may do so to Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice.



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