Barbara A. (Mercurio) Petras, 70, passed away Saturday September 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Peter Petras. Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Felix and Catherine ( Solefski ) Mercurio. Mrs. Petras worked for Don Mar Creations before retiring. Besides her husband she leaves her son, Rick Assanti and his wife Kathryn of Cranston, and the late Robert Assanti and his wife Doreen Assanti, five grandchildren, Courtney, Christopher and Madisen Assanti, Michael and Stephanie Aceto and one brother, Richard Mecurio and his wife Donna and their daughters Lisa Grasso and Lori Bailey. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Wednesday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Saint Ann’s Cemetery.