In Remembrance of John Perry
John PerryDunmore, PA April 16, 1923 ~ February 23, 2014 Date of Service: February 27, 2014
John Perry, 90, of Dunmore, died Sunday evening in the Commonwealth Hospice of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Scranton. He is survived by his wife the former Antoinette Stango. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 15, 2013.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pasqualina Rosati Perry and attended the Dunmore Public Schools. He was a member of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore and a proud veteran of World War II. Prior to retirement he was the proud owner and operator of Perry General Contractors and Builders for 40 years.
He was a sports enthusiast, who enjoyed boxing and baseball. He was a very strong-spirited and generous man, whose interests included gardening, wine, pasta and sausage making, attending auctions and salvaging anything that could be used for one of his many inventions. By far his most important treasures were his wife, children and grandchildren, who he held above any material possessions.
The family would like to express overwhelming gratitude to the compassionate staff at Greenridge Healthcare Center for the loving care given to John.
Also surviving are daughters; Donna Coleman and husband Joe, Clarks Summit; Patrice Lawrence and husband Al; Mary Regina Perry and husband Robert Harrington; Sons; John and wife LeeAnn and David A. and wife Mary Rose, all of Dunmore. Grandchildren; Domenica, Joey and Kate Coleman; Maria Francesca Lawrence; Marla Decker and husband Rob; Taylor Ellen and Johnny Perry, Jr.; Alexandra and twins David Anthony and Nicholas John and Gina Perry.
A brother; Gerard Perry and wife Ann, Dunmore. Sister-in-laws; Rose, Yola and Joan Perry and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by sons; Joseph and Thomas Perry; sisters; an infant, Mary Perry, Mary DePietro, Ida Cordaro and Rose Bardini. Brothers; Carmen, Frank, Paul, a child Gerard, Dominick and Joseph “Doc”.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. Dunmore with Mass at 9:30am in St. Anthony’s Church, Smith St., Dunmore.
Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday evening from 5-8pm