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Joanna M. (nee Karvelas) Perry, 89, of the Town of Niagara, NY, passed from this life on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her daughter's residence, while under Hospice care. Born on July 10, 1926 in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Alice (Lea) Karvelas. On June 8, 1952, Joanna married Harold A. Perry. He predeceased her on February 18, 2006.

Mrs. Perry attended schools in New Jersey. Joanna, Harold and their daughter, came to Niagara Falls, NY in 1969. She was an active member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and was very involved in the Antiochian Women's group. Mrs. Perry will always be remembered for her culinary skills.

Mrs. Perry is survived by one daughter, Cynthia A. (David) Kozlowski of Getzville, NY; three grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas and Katherine; two brothers, Thomas (late Katherine) Karvelas and William (Wanda) Karvelas both of New Jersey; special nieces, Andrea, Maryanne and Alyssa and many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. with the V. Rev. Paul Solberg officiating. Interment will follow in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. A Trisagion Prayer Service will be offered on Sunday, during visitation in the church, at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 or to Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Please visit www.ottoredanz.com
Published on March 11, 2016
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