Prudence Kielland Pecorella

By Orleans Hub Posted 23 January 2019 at 10:25 am

Prudence Pecorella


Prudence Kielland Pecorella, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died Jan. 16, 2019 peacefully at home, with family by her side, after an extended battle with cancer.

Prue is survived by her loving husband and partner of over 58 years, Matteo; her beloved daughters, Tracy Pfeil and Sherry Romagnola; grandchildren, Casey (Philip) Randall, Nikole (Christopher) Olson, Jamieson Pfeil, Jordan Pfeil, Dylan Romagnola and Madison Romagnola; her great-grandchildren, Kaylee Randall, Kelsey Randall, Jacob Randall, Brayden Olson and Brynlee Olson; her sister-in-law, Frances Oakes; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Phyllis Pecorella; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Edmund Jamieson, in 1942; her mother and father, Marian Frank Jamieson Kielland and Lief Kielland, in 1982; and her sister-in-law, Shirley Pecorella Coffey.

Prue was born in Fawn River, Mich. on April 25, 1939, spending her early childhood there, including losing her father at age three, before moving to Connecticut with her mother and adoptive father as an adolescent. She graduated from Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., later attending the University of Connecticut and SUNY Potsdam, where she met her husband-to-be, Matt. They were married on June 25, 1960 and moved to Virginia, Western New York and the Bahamas, eventually settling in Brockport. As a young wife and mother, she still became active in her communities and in politics. She was named Jaycee of the Year (1962-1963) in Lewiston, N.Y., was a member of Brockport Junior Women’s Club, was Chairperson of the Town of Sweden Republican Committee, and was a member of the Monroe County and New York State Republican committees. She was also a member of the Barefoot Beach Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an avid golfer and snow skier as a member of the Ridgemont Country Club in New York, the Shadow Wood Country Club in Florida and, formerly, the Holimont Ski Club in New York. Her highest priority was always her family and friends.

There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Celebrations of Prue’s life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Foundation, Inc., Dr. Jonathan Strosberg Neuroendocrine Tumor Fund, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa FL 33623-3827; or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers FL 33908.

Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home. To share a condolence, please visit