Jean Petrillo Waddill, 65, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 13, 2022. She was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Charles and Mary Petrillo. She was preceded in death by her husband Steve Waddill, her parents and brother, Charles Petrillo Jr. She was the wonderful and loving mother of Mary Waddill and Stephen Waddill Jr.
She received her B.A. at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana and earned her MBA from the University of Dallas. After college, she spent the majority of her professional career at Price Waterhouse and as the President of Maryland Materials Corporation.
Jean was beautiful inside and out with an affinity for travel. As a devoted mother, family was most important to her. She was a caring sister to her siblings Charles Petrillo Jr. (deceased), Sandra Anziloti (Cliff), Christine Meyers (Bill), Celeste Karnes, John Petrillo (Colleen McFadden) and Mary Ann Petrillo (Jennifer Cully). She was an aunt to 11 nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Saint Henry Catholic Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens and Funeral Home in Nashville will oversee arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Sarah Cannon Fund at American Cancer Society.