PERRI, Rosario “Angelo”


perricrop copyPassed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Alba (nee Falvo) for 55 years. Dearly loved father of Rose (John), Mirella and Francesca Rivas (Luis). Loving grandfather (nonno) of Jaclyn, Stephanie, Tyler and Angelica. Loving son of the late Rosa and Francesco Perri. Dear brother of Giuseppe “Joseph” and the late Carmine (Marietta). Dear brother-in-law of Giuseppe Falvo (late Olga), the late Letterina Saladino (late Vincenzo), the late Antonietta and the late Sestino (Teresa) of Italy. Lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Angelo was born in Decollatura, Catanzaro Italy on December 28, 1926 to Rosa and Francesco Perri.

In 1949, he immigrated to Canada and later married and started a family with Alba, the love of his life. He worked at the Algoma Steel Corporation for 35 years. Angelo will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Kind and gentle in nature, he was a hero to his three daughters. A great storyteller and a natural comedian, Angelo was young at heart, and enjoyed making everyone laugh. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. We will dearly miss our shining star.

Family and friends are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie 705-945-7758) on Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass at Holy Family Parish on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Boguslaw Jaroszek officiating. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date in Oakville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Angelo’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Society or to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. A special thank you to Dr. Linder and Dr. Lee, and to all his nurses and caregivers, especially to Cathy and Natalia who treated him with love and compassion in his final days.