Fr. Sylvano Pera O.F.M.

February 10, 1926February 6, 2018
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Fr. Sylvano Pera, OFM, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday February 6, 2018, at the age of 91. Fr. Sylvano was born February 10, 1926 in Memphis, TN, the son of Louis J. and Ida (Pisani) Pera. Survivors include his niece Alice Gunn and nephew Patrick Posey. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Louis Pera, Jr., Teresa Posey, and Robert Pera. Our dear Franciscan brother, Colleague and friend to many. Fr. Sylvano entered the Franciscan Order on July 4, 1945 and was ordained a priest June 24, 1952. He served as a formation director, teacher and as a pastor for many parishes throughout the Midwest for most of his priestly life.

Services: Funeral services will be held on Monday February 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3140 Meramec Street, St. Louis, MO. Visitation will be prior to the Mass of Christian Burial from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Province, St. Anthony Friary, 3140 Meramec Street St. Louis, MO 63118-4399. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at

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Monday, February 12, 2018


Monday, February 12, 2018

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