John George Perri

April 26, 1931October 22, 2018
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John George Perri, 87 of Coto de Caza, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018. He was born on April 26, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Angelina Perri. John grew up in Chicago until age 15 when his family moved to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles he attended Garfield High School, and following his education he enlisted in the Air Force. John served his country honorably and proudly. It was while John was in the Air Force that he met the love of his life, Jeannine Thurman. She caught his eye cruising around in her little blue coupe and it was not long before he caught up with her in his black Ford convertible and the courtship began. John and Jeannine married on May 3, 1952 in Phoenix, AZ and have celebrated over 66 years of marriage.

John is survived by his beautiful wife, Jeannine; daughter, Debra Jean Cosbey; two sons, George Richard Perri (wife, Jill) and John David Perri (wife, Rachele); four grandchildren; Robin, Juliana, Evan, and Lauren; sister, Philomena Perri; furry babies, Piper, Frannie and Boo, Willow and Phoebe.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Ralph Perri.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Fairhaven Memorial Services from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 26872 Estanciero Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Burial with Military Honors to follow the Mass at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA.

Please join the family for a reception immediately following the graveside service at the home of George and Jill Perri. Please call George for directions: 949-680-5770 or 949-680-5771.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Monday, October 29, 2018

John George Perri

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LJ Ana

October 28, 2018

My Uncle Johnny was an incredible man. He and my Dad (Leon) were the best of buddies from high-school onward. With his wife, my Aunt Jean, they became second parents for my sisters and me when we were growing up. To this day, my love for them, has been as parents to a son.
I know that Uncle Johnny and my Dad are already thinking of the next construction project to make Heaven even more beautiful.
I'm just glad that Uncle Johnny need not suffer in his body anymore -- his Spirit will continue to be with each of us
Love you Uncle Johnny

Barney & Linda Merlino

October 25, 2018

Dear loving Perri Family,

You all have such wonderful memories.
John was always surrounded by so much love from his loving family.

With all of our love and prayers
and our deepest Sympathy.

Barney & Linda Merlino

J. Perri

October 24, 2018

Maryann Trozzo

October 24, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Perri Family. John will be missed.


Maryann Trozzo and Murray Jones