Mary Jane Perry

Mary Jane Perry, 80, of Sheridan, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hamot Hospital, Erie, Pa.

She was born in Westfield, N.Y., 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 1969-79. She was also a line supervisor for Dunkirk Ice Cream for more than 30 years.

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

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, John H. Perry Jr., whom she was married to for 61 years; beloved mother of three daughters: Susan A. Lisa of Silver Creek, N.Y., Sharon J. Hogg of Silver Creek, N.Y., and Sonia J. Pearl (Floyd Salzman) of Silver Creek, N.Y.; three sons: Charles R. (Judi) Perry of Dunkirk, N.Y., Grant A. Perry (Karen Zierk) of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Russell S. Perry of Dunkirk, N.Y.; loving sister of Constance Hannum of Mayville, N.Y., and a brother Henry (Norma) Gervaise of Mayville, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren: Chris (Melanie) Perry, Velvet Lisa, John Perry, Justin (Marilee) Perry, Nicholas Hogg, Adam Grisanti, Mary Jo and Jenny Ann Pearl; and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased 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., Silver Creek, N.Y., 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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