Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jim Peri passes suddenly at age 85

James Lockwood Peri passed away on the morning of September 19, 2009, at his residence. He was born, October 10, 1923, on the Lockwood family farm where he resided his entire life;  to immigrant Italians, Constantino and Narcisa Peri from the village of Monte Catina, Italy. He met and married, on January 28, 1951, Louise Giovanni Cordone of Reno. They had five children together; James John, Joseph Henry, Robert Angelo, Julia Marie, and Kathleen Louise. There are eight grandchildren: Julia Reed, Jake Banks, Megan Peri, Marisa Peri, Spencer Peri, Christian Peri, Morgan Peri, and Jordan Peri. He is survived by his twin brother and lifelong partner, Joseph Fred Peri.

Jim's greatest pleasures in life were his family and delivering produce the family had grown to the local market. He worked and ran what was left of the family farm up to the day he passed away. The main part of the family farm had moved in 1980 to Yerington, NV, with the next generation of family. He was a lifetime member of the Nevada Farm Bureau and Sons of Italy.

He lived his life to the fullest; may he Rest in Peace in the same good earth he loved to grow produce in his whole life.

Viewing and visitation for Jim is scheduled for 3-8pm, Sunday, September 27th, at Walton Funeral Home, 875 W. 2nd Street, Reno. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30am, Monday the 28th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks. Burial will follow at Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery in Reno.

In lieu of flowers, Jim wishes that, in this economy, donations be made in his name to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Shared memories, thoughts and condolences may be made or read in the family guestbook at

The foregoing was taken from a published obituary on page 2C of the Wednesday, September 23, 2009 edition of the Reno Gazette-Journal/

1 comment:

Flowers said...

Sorry to hear this..a great loss to society