Margaret Perino, 88Margaret M. Perino, 88, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Venice, Florida.
Margaret M. Perino, 88, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Venice, Florida.
Margaret was born in Carlinville, Illinois on January 17, 1923 to Antone and Lucy Filippone, the third child of Italian immigrants. She married Joseph O. Perino of Benld, Illinois in May 1941. Margaret, husband Joseph and son John moved to Willmar, Minnesota in 1946 and then to Alexandria in 1947, where she resided full-time until 1981. After that she wintered in Florida and summered in Minnesota until 2003 when she made Florida her full-time residence.
Margaret was a homemaker and mother, active in church and school, and raised three sons. She was a wonderful cook, specializing in Italian food that the family and many friends enjoyed over the years. She was an avid golfer as evidenced by her winning the club championship twice and her five holes-in-one. She was a very accomplished and competitive card player, especially bridge. Most recently she enjoyed learning the game of poker. She also enjoyed playing bingo, especially the winning part.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph, brother Pete Filippone, and her sister Minnie Noeske.
Margaret is survived by her three children, John (Sandy) Perino of Alexandria, Thomas (Sue) Perino of Dexter, MI and Joseph (Jan) Perino Jr. of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, Tony (Alison) Perino of Fort Meyers, FL, Mary Jo (Steve) Mitchell of Lexington, KY, Carla Perino of South St. Paul, Mike (Nicole) Perino of Estero, FL and Jo Ann Perino of Melbourne, FL; and a great-grandchild, Sam Mitchell.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 10, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Marlene Lorsung was the reader. Musicians were Laurie Youngers and Tom Mulder.
Entombment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Honorary urn bearers are Margaret’s grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the hospice organization of donor’s choice.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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