2012-02-09 / Obituaries

Leopercio V. Pereira

Leopercio “Leo” V. Pereira, 88, of East Shore Road, Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Maria C. (Pacheco) Pereira for 59 years.

Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Augustine and Rosa (Amalia) Pereira.

Mr. Pereira was a construction laborer for many years before retiring. He had a passion for fishing, gardening and spending time with his family. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church.

Besides his wife, he leaves five children: Natalie Haggerty and her husband Frank of Mattapoiset, Mass.; John Pereira and his partner Valerie Dash of Fall River, Mass.; Rose Natale and her husband Lawrence of Lincoln; Elizabeth Pereira of Exeter, N.H.; and Veronica Pereira of Jamestown; a sister, Rosa Arruda of Sao Miguel, Azores; five grandchildren, John, Jason, Eric, Justin and Rachel; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Frank and Manuel Pereira.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.

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