Marilyn L. Pettit

Marilyn L. “Big Mamma” “Mouse” Pettit, 72, of W. Bush Road, Gloversville, passed away Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam with her loving family at her side.

Born November 28, 1940, in Gloversville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Violet Rulison Woodcock. She was a lifelong Gloversville resident and attended local schools.

Marilyn was employed by the Johnstown Knitting Company for a number of years.

She loved shopping, crossword puzzles, cookouts, camping and especially spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her puppies.

On September 29, 1957, she married Charles B. Pettit Jr. Besides being survived by her husband of 57 years, survivors include three sons, Charles B. Pettit III (Sherry), Brian S. Pettit Sr. (Shelley) and Luke E. Pettit (Sara), all of Gloversville; two daughters, Wendy S. Davis (Larry LaPorte) of Fort Johnson and Amy V. Squillace (Jason) of Amsterdam; two sisters, Irene Chamberlain of Gloversville and Marlene Young of Bleecker; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Marilyn was predeceased by her siblings, Clarence Richards, Allen Woodcock, Helen Romain, Betty VanSkiver and Loretta Pratt.

It was Marilyn’s request that a private graveside service be held at the convenience of the family at the Gansevoort Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Please sign the family guest book on line at