Lansing, Michigan

Alfredo Perrelli, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went to our Lord on March 15, 2015, at the age of 88.  He was born on February 3, 1927, in Piane Crati, a small mountainside village outside of Cosenza, Italy. He married Antonette “Donna” Alagna in 1952 and they were married for 47 years until her death in 1999.  Together, they raised four sons and provided love and support to many family members and friends. Alfredo “Fred,” was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, The Father John’s Society, a founding member and former president of the Lansing Italian American Club, and an appointee to the Michigan Barber Licensing Board.  He was an avid golfer, bocce ball player and loved everything Italian.  He opened Perrelli’s Barber and Style Shop in 1957, serving the community for over 54 years.  With his brother Mike, they had a diverse clientele that included people from nearly every walk of life.  Alfredo remarried in 2004. He is survived by his second wife Jennifer (Rice), his sons Sante “Sam,” Michele “Mike” (Laurie), John and Joseph, grandson Alfredo and granddaughter Sophia Antonette, brother Michele “Mike” (Rose) Perrelli of Lansing, sisters Anna Caldato of Hamilton, Ontario, Ida (Francesco) Bozzo of Cosenza, Italy, and many close relatives in Italy, Canada and Australia.  He was predeceased by his father Sante and mother Marietta (Fortino), wife Antonette, brother Francesco Perrelli, sisters Laura DeLuca, Chiarena Bozzo, Rita Parise, and Barbara DiGrazia.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. John A. Byers at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015, at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour St., Lansing with the Rite of Committal at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m.  The family thanks his many caregivers.  Memorial contributions may be made to English as a Second Language and Literacy Programs through St. Vincent Catholic Charities, or McLaren Hospice Foundation.

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9 Messages to “Alfredo F. “Fred” Perrelli”

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    James LaVerdure(Alagna) Says:

    Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Perrelli Family.

    From the Alagna family.

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    Gary Boyce Says:

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was one of the good ones. I remember the day he came to talk to the Spartan baseball team in 1968 like it was yesterday. Many good times were had in your establishment and he will be missed by all. You are in Pam and my thoughts.

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    Andi Casler Woodfin Says:

    Jennifer, so sorry for your loss, I knew how much you loved him by the way your always cared for him. I so respected you and admired you for that. God’s Blessings to you and the family.

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    Bill Adcock Says:

    Sam, John, Mike and Joe. Your father was a fixture in my life since I was 16 years old. I have fond memories of your dad and uncle Mike and will have them the rest of my life. My heartfelt condolences on your loss.

    Bill & Suzi Adcock

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