Paul Perra

Paul Perra, 93, of LaSalle, passed away November 5 at Aperion Care in Princeton. 

A funeral mass will be Friday at 10 in St. Hyacinth Church.  Burial will follow in St. Hyacinth Cemetery.  Full military rites will be conducted by the LaSalle /Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group.  Visitation will be in The Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle from on November 12 from 5 to 7.  Additional visitation will be in the Church on Thursday from 9 until the time of services.  

He was born on March 22, 1927 in St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle.

He was a veteran who served in the Navy during WWII. 

He married Mary Ann Bozonelos on May 8, 1948 in St. Valentine Church in Peru

For more than 34 years he was an Electrical Foreman at EUC in LaSalle.  He was employed by Ronkin in Spring Valley, and American Nickeloid in Peru. 

He was a member of St. Hyacinth Church, lifelong member of the catholic War Veterans in LaSalle, and lifelong member of the VFW in LaSalle.  He was an avid sports fan, and mostly loved following the Cubs and Bears.  He enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with his family and friends. 

He is survived by son Jim (Denett) Perra of Standard; daughter Cathy Perra of LaSalle; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his wife and brother. 

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