Age 80, of Lansing, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Ontario, Canada. He was born October 9, 1930, in Bath, Michigan, the son of Joseph and Anna (D’Anna) Perrone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Frank and Dominick Perrone, his sister Leonarda Bono, and his brothers-in-law Russell Bono and Charles Doering.
He is survived by his beloved friend Linda Spence of East Lansing, his sister Rose Doering of Grand Rapids, brother Vito (Carmel) Perrone of Cambridge, MA, and sister-in-law Margaret Perrone of Lansing. He is also survived by nephews Nick (Mary) Bono of Grand Rapids, Joseph Bono of West Bloomfield; Frank Perrone of Livonia, William (Pamela) Perrone of East Lansing, Thomas (Sherry) Perrone of Battle Creek, Dominick (Amy) Perrone of Oak Park, John, Joseph (Alice), Timothy (Rosemarie) and Daniel Perrone, all of Lansing; Fr. Vito Perrone, of San Francisco, CA, and Christopher (Aimee) of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Patrick (Caroline) of Nutley, NJ, Jack (Monica) of Rochester, MN, and Sean (Adonica) Perrone of Watertown, MA; Charles (Lynne) of Santa Monica, CA, Joseph (Lynn) of Clarksville, IN, and John (Kathleen) Doering of Midland; and nieces, Grace Slott and Anna Flak of Grand Rapids; Mary Anne Perrone (Ricardo Bartelme) of Ann Arbor, Margaret Perrone of Westlake Village, CA; Maryann (Laurant) Van Kote of Lyon, France, Siobhan (Jim) Waldinger of Danvers, MA; and Anne (Richard) Baker of Vermontville. He is also survived by several grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.
Jack was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School Class of 1948, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong member of Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, actively serving as Usher, St. Vincent de Paul and Food Bank volunteer, and Ox Roast Festival treasurer. Jack also enjoyed memberships in the Lansing Jaycees and Jug & Mug Ski Club. Jack retired from the State of Michigan in 1984 after a long career with the Department of Transportation. He was an avid golfer, skier, and photographer, and served as his family historian. Our beloved Uncle Jack will be remembered as kind and generous to his family, friends, church and community.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing with the Rev. Fr. Vito Perrone and the Rev. Fr. William J. Koenigsknecht as con-celebrants. The Rite of Committal will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Church of the Resurrection.