Robin Petretto Wesley, 56, hairdresser who often said she was born to be a grandmother

Robin Petretto Wesley (Woodlawn Funeral Home)
Robin Petretto Wesley (Courtesy of Woodlawn Funeral Home)

Robin Petretto Wesley, 56, suddenly became ill and passed away on December 7, 2015.

She was born August 20, 1959 to Carmine and Nancye Petretto. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Robin was a 1977 graduate of First Colonial High School. Robin recently moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband of 27 years, Michael Wesley.

She was a hairdresser in Virginia Beach for many years, most recently at Resort Hair and Nails. During her free time, she was found with her family, curled up with a book, shopping, or enjoying the warm weather outdoors in a sundress and flip flops. Robin often said that she was born to be a grandmother, Mimi, and indeed two of her greatest loves were her young granddaughters, Ellie and Brooklyn. Robin will be remembered for her infectious energy, generous personality, and her immense love of life, family, and friends.

Robin is survived by her loving husband, Michael Wesley, son, Robert Soscia, Jr. (Melanie) and granddaughter Brooklyn, three daughters, Courtney Soscia, Maddison Wesley, and Megan Norrell (Dustin), and granddaughter Ellie, father ,Carmine Petretto, brothers, Daniel and David Petretto and sister Vicki Carter, as well as numerous family and friends.

A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, December 16, at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Norfolk. Please visit to leave a message of condolence for the family.

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