Madison - Philippe J. Petit, age 38, of Madison Wis, died on March 7, 2014 at Madison Agrace Hospice Care, following a brief illness.

Phil graduated from Madison Memorial High School in 1993, where he was active in sports. Following High School, he earned his BS in Safety Management from UW Whitewater. Phil enjoyed selling home furnishings and home repair products. His passion was driving fast sports cars. 

His grandmother, Patricia Burr and his Italian grandparents, Eva and Carlo Luccessi, preceded Phil in death. Phil is survived by his parents, David and Linda Petit, his sister Jeannae (Gerald Zeutzius) and his brother Paul, his nephew, Jenner and niece, Sydney Zeutzius, grandparents, Frank Burr of Oshkosh, and Victor and Rita Petit of Appleton. Survivors also include many aunts and uncles, 19 cousins, many loyal friends and fraternity brothers and the entire Luccessi family. Phil will be missed dearly, as he left this world too early.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ the King Parish, McFarland, Agrace Hospice Care, Madison, and the Dane County Humane Society. Our family wishes to thank the wonderful staff on Eight Tower at Meriter Hospital and Agrace Hospice Care, who were very supportive and compassionate.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church 5306 Main St. McFarland, with Father Stephen Smith presiding.

Friends may greet the family from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the service, in the parish hall. A private burial will be held at a later date.