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Mary Perry
A funeral mass was held Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hughson for Mary M. Perry, 99, of Modesto. She died March 24, 2012 in Turlock.

Allen Mortuary was in charge of burial at Turlock Memorial Park.

Born in March 2012 in Hayward to Antone and Mary Damas, Mary lived in Denair, Hughson and Modesto since 1917. During World War II Mary had served in the Army Air Corps and later ran a dairy with her husband and children for 29 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hughson, SPRSI #96, YLI #193, UPPEC #56, Luso-American #2950, Turlock VFW Post 5059 the Ladies Auxiliary and the Altar Society.

She leaves behind her children, Mary Jackson of Ceres, Catherine Perry of Alaska, Manuel Perry of Modesto, Elizabeth Punchios of Arizona, Antone Perry of Waterford, John Perry of Modesto and Barbara Mahan of Georgia; her brother, George Damas of Modesto; and 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Thomas Perry, son Thomas Perry II, grandson Aaron Mahan and five siblings.

Remembrances may be sent to the United Samaritans Foundation, 220 South Broadway, Turlock CA 95380.

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-Ceres Courier/ April 4, 2012