Patricia Ann Perelli, 95, of Farmington, IL passed away Wednesday June 6, 2018. Patricia was born in Farmington, IL on March 17, 1923 to Paul and Alma Smith. She married James Eugene Perelli Jr. on January 6, 1946 at the Farmington Methodist Church while Jim was on leave from the U. S. Army Air Corps.
Patricia graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL in 1945 with a degree in Music Education and piano performance.
After she and Jim were married they lived in Texas until his discharge and they moved back to Farmington where she taught school until starting a family and after that she substitute taught for a number of years.
Her husband preceded her in death in 2013. She is survived by 3 daughters Cynthia (Brad) Kepple of Farmington, Lu Anne (Jerrry) Navarra of Morrison, IL and Sue (Jim) Dorrans of Park Ridge, IL; 7 grandchildren Amy (Will) Darnall of Tampa,FL, Joel (Sarah) Kepple of Bluffton, SC, Emily Navarra of Chicago,IL, Leslie (Andy) Deters of Camanche, IA, Mallory (Sean) O’Brien of Mt. Prospect, IL, Bill (Jill) Dorrans of Arlington Heights, IL, and Brian Dorrans of Chicago, IL; 5 great grandchildren William and Jackson Darnall of Tampa, FL, Cade and Nolan Kepple of Bluffton, SC and Addyson Deters of Camanche, IA; her sister-in-law Jane Perelli (Cec) Stinson of Lombard,IL, one niece Julie (Gerry) Glander of Orland Park, IL, one great niece Melanie Glander of Chicago, IL, one great nephew Tyler (Mary) Glander of Wake Forest, NC and two great great nephews Andrew and Thomas Glander of Wake Forest, NC.
Pat was a 61 year member and past president of Farmington P.E.O. Chapter AE and a 75 year member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Knox College. She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church and was a past Farmington Public Library board member. Patricia was an avid bridge player and most of all enjoyed traveling with her husband Jim on many trips and visiting family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Farmington Central Academic Foundation / James & Patricia Perelli Memorial Scholarship, the Farmington United Methodist Church or Family’s Memorial Choice.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 12 noon at the Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. one hour prior to the memorial service. The Reverend Walter Carlson will officiate. Private burial will follow the memorial service. Cremation rites have been accorded to Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington. To view Patricia’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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