Mary Jane Perry

Mary Jane Perry, 80, of Sheridan, NY passed away Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2013) at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa.

She was born in Westfield, NY on April 4, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Warner) Gervaise.

Mary Jane owned and operated the Perry Family Grape Farm on Center Road in Sheridan from 1969-1979. She also was a line supervisor at Dunkirk Ice Cream Co. for more than 30 years.

Mary Jane was a strong woman with an insurmountable amount of pride, who loved attending her grandchildren’s school functions and sporting events. She enjoyed working outside in her garden, cooking, collecting antiques and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of more than 61 years, John H. Perry Jr.; three daughters, Susan A. Lisa, Sharon J. Hogg and Sonia J. Pearl (Floyd Salzman), all of Silver Creek, NY; and three sons, Charles R. (Judi) Perry, Grant A. Perry (Karen Zierk) and Russell S. Perry, all of Dunkirk, NY. Loving sister of Constance Hannum and Henry (Norma) Gervaise, both of Mayville, NY. Twelve grandchildren, Chris (Melanie) Perry, Velvet Lisa, John Perry, Justin (Marilee) Perry, Nicholas Hogg, Ryan, Kevin, Kyle and Brandon Perry, Adam Grisanti, Mary Jo and Jenny Ann Pearl and nine great-grandchildren also survive.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John “Butch” Perry III; and a brother, Charles Ross Gervaise.

Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., in Silver Creek, NY on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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