Deacon William “Bill” Petrie, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the age of 100. Deacon Bill was ordained by Archbishop Joseph Bernardin for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on September 26, 1976. He was among the very first cohort of permanent deacons ordained for the Archdiocese. He was assigned to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Delhi, upon his ordination. In 1977, he transferred to St. Antoninus parish, also in Delhi, upon the request of then pastor Fr. Robert Hagedorn. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for forty-six years.
Deacon Bob leaves nine children and their spouses, and twenty-three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, to whom he had been married for 66 years, and a son Billy.