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Obituary of Irene N. Perfetti


Irene N. Perfetti, Born May 16, 1925, passed away January 1, 2021, due to complications of COVID-19 and declining health.

Irene was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Antoinnette Perfetti; as well as sisters, Mary Parelli, Laura Perfetti and brother, Jim Perfetti. Surviving are sisters; Adalene Smith, Ceil Semeraro both of Cortland; Jean Griswold of Virginia and a brother; Charles Perfetti of Canandaigua, N.Y. Irene also leaves several nieces and nephews, in addition to a cadre of special friends in the Cortland community. She will be missed by her many golfing companions, as well as the many people she befriended.

Irene was an avid New York Yankee fan but always had an allegiance for the underdog in all circumstances. Irene spent her work career with over 50 years of service at the Cortland Line Co., as supervisor of line production department. Her family is indebted to caregivers, Linda Stoker, Chris Hodges, Connie Consroe, Marylin DiLorenzo and especially her loving nephew, Eddie Griswold who spent countless days and hours attending to Irene‘s needs.

In keeping with Irene‘s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Zareski serving as celebrant. Masks are required and Covid protocols will be observed. Prayers of committal will follow at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, NY

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