North Grosvenordale– Jody Ann (Pershula) Pellecchia, 45 of Buckley Hill Road, died Wednesday June 14, 2006 in Putnam. She was the loving wife of the devoted Thomas Pellecchia for 18 years. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Nachajko) Pershula of North Grosvenordale. She lived in North Grosvenordale most of her life.
Mrs. Pellecchia worked as a LPN for Westcott Healthcare Center. She attended Putnam Catholic Academy, graduated from Marianapolis Prep School. She then attended Catholic University in Washington D.C. and graduated from Nursing School in Willimantic Ct. Jody focused on compassionate care of the elderly both professionally and in her personal life. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, collecting antiques and blueberry pottery. Throughout her life, she was surrounded by and loved many pets, including stray dogs and cats.
Besides her husband and parents she is survived by her beloved daughters, Jody Lyn and Morgan Ann Pellecchia at home, a sister Joi Belforti of Wellesley, MA; her husband’s parents Joseph and Martha (Luty) Pellecchia of Danielson and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held Saturday at 9:00 am in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St. North Grosvenordale with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church, 17 Main St, North Grosvenordale. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5-8 pm.