John P. Perrino

LITTLE FALLS-Mr. John P. Perrino, 83, of 6 Porteus St., went to be with his beloved daughter, Anita on Wednesday evening, January 6, 2010, in the comfort of his home. At the time of his passing he had the love and support of his family by his side.

He was born on October 29, 1926 in Little Falls. He was the son of the late John and Rosemarie Perrino, and also was educated in Little Falls schools. He has resided in Little Falls his entire life. On August 27, 1950, John began a loving and devoted union of 59 years when he was united in marriage with the former Anita Giammaria in St. Joseph Church, Little Falls.

A Veteran of the U.S. Army, John served during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge on December 4, 1945, and was proud of his affiliations locally with the Decarlo Staffo Post of Little Falls and the American Legion Post #31. In fact, John proudly attended the World War II Memorial Trip in 2005, which was a highlight in his life. He was last employed as a shipper with Cherry Burrell Corp. in Little Falls and formerly held employment for 40 years with Allegro Shoe Corp.

He was a devout Catholic and a communicant of Holy Family Parish, Little Falls. Mr. Perrino displayed a commitment to, and love for his family every day. He was a devoted and involved father and husband, and as an affectionate and devoted grandfather. He was a wonderful inspiration for his family and well-respected amongst the circle of his friends. John’s family was the center of his world and he was always proud of each one of them and their achievements. He instilled in his family member’s traditional values and principles. He also found much comfort in being in his home that he loved very much.

Mr. Perrino will be sadly missed by his beloved family; his wife Anita of Little Falls; two daughters: Linda Lavalla and husband Joseph of Little Falls and Gina Buckley and husband Joseph of Little Falls; a brother: Domenick Perrino and wife Rosemary also of Little Falls; two sisters: Grace Buccafurno and Louise Volk both of Herkimer; seven grandchildren: Tracey Jasewicz and husband A.J., Justin Rathbun and wife Melissa, Kayla Meyer and husband Carl, Karly Buckley, Courtney Brining and husband Brandon, Michael Leuzzi and Caroline, Matthew Leuzzi and fianceé Beth; five great grandchildren: Joshua Jasewicz, Christian Jasewicz, Tayler Rathbun, Caden Rathbun and Braiden Brining; in-laws: Sandy and James Hocking, Evie Perry; son in-law: Robert Leuzzi; his loving grand dogs; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Anita Leuzzi; a brother: Vincent “Jimmy” Perrino and a sister: Anne Colistra.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. Mr. Perrino’s funeral will commence at 10:15 on Monday morning, Jan. 11th from the chapel of the funeral home where prayer will be offered and at 11 am from Holy Family Parish, corner of E. Main and John Sts., Little Falls where the Rev. Thomas Vail will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Procession will follow to St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Herkimer where he will be laid to rest.

Kindly consider memorial contributions to Herkimer County Humane Society or to Valley Health Services, Herkimer; envelopes are available at the funeral parlor. Member of the Little Falls DeCarlo Staff Post and American Legion will conduct their service at 6 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home on Sunday evening.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Care Inc. for their compassionate care giving. Also, a special acknowledgement goes out to grandchildren Tracey, A.J., Kayla, Carl, and Mike for being able to work with Hospice to keep their grandfather’s final days in the comfort of his home and to Faxton-St. Luke's (Herkimer) Dialysis Unit. The family is being cared for by funeral director, Harry J. Enea.

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