Oreste John Persico

Oreste John Persico

Friday, August 28th, 2020

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Obituary for Oreste John Persico

Oreste (Russ) John Persico passed away on August 28, 2020. A private cremation will take place at All Souls Crematory. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM. Interment of the ashes will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Oreste's high school in his name:
All Hallows High School
111 East 164th Street
Bronx, New York 10452
Attention: Mr. Ronald Schutte, President

Oreste leaves behind a grateful family; his wife Jeannette of 56 years, his son Philip, his son Matthew, daughter-in-law Donna and grandsons Anthony and Michael.

For a tribute to Oreste, please see his son Matthew's blog post here:

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  • Service

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Saint Benedict's Church
    2969 Otis Avenue
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    Saturday, September 12th, 2020
  • Interment

    Cemetery Of The Gate Of Heaven
    10 W. Stevens Avenue
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Pete & Karen Miele

Dear Jeanette, Phil, Matthew & Family
Fordham Ford - some of the best memories of our lives. Yes we were partners in crime, but most important we became best friends. Through the years our families enjoyed doing many things together. Our children new him as Uncle Russ.
One things that sticks out in our mind about Russ was his beautiful voice. He loved to sing. We know you are in heaven looking down on your family to comfort them. Thank for all the wonderful memories.
May you rest in peace and know that while you were on earth you were loved so much by so many
Love Pete & Karen Miele & family
Comment | Posted at 07:55am via Condolence

Matthew Persico

Mom, Philip and I thank you for remembering him and for being there with us.
Posted at 02:56pm

Raymond Debenedictis

Dear Jeanette, Phil, Matthew & family
Russ! as of course he was only known as to most of his friends, will always have special loving, wonderful memories with us. The car business of course which started our friendship, to all of our many trips, Lake George, Vegas, Family gatherings, Russ helping so much in the Deli. Always soft spoken, sweet, perfect gentleman, but with an exceptional sense of humor, so as time flys so quickly, life sometimes gets in the way, but beautiful memories are everlasting. May he Rest In Peace with the Lord, with all our love Rita & Ray Dee, and family 💔
Comment | Posted at 01:04pm via Condolence

Matthew Persico

Mom, Philip and I thank you for remembering him and for being there with us. I know Philip has sent you pictures. I'm sure we have even more. LOL
Posted at 02:57pm

JoAnn Graceffo

Dear Jeanette, Matthew & Phillip,
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Orie. I new he wasn't doing well, but didn't realize how much he had declined since we last saw him. I remember many happy times when we would get together. He was always a funny, gentle soul. He reminded me a lot of my own father in his actions and mannerisms. I regret that Bob and I will not be able to attend the service. As you know we are in Florida and travel right now is restricted due to Covid. Nicole has said she will attend to represent the Graceffo family. We will be there in heart and spirit. May your memories support you during this difficult time. All our love and prayers. JoAnn & Bob
PS. Matthew your tribute was heartwarming. I was in tears.
Comment | Posted at 11:40am via Condolence

Matthew Persico

Mom, Philip and I thank you for remembering him and we thank Nichole for being there with us.
Posted at 02:57pm

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