PEREZ, MARY

A funeral mass was offered Jan. 3 at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hoboken, for Mary Perez, 72, of West New York, formerly of Hoboken. She passed away peacefully at Sloan Kettering Hospital, NYC, with her daughter at her side. Born in Hoboken, she moved to West New York in 2003. Mary was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken. A retired District Sales Manager for many years for Avon products. Mary will be best remembered for her optimism, zest for life, love of family and her Galician heritage. Mary enjoyed travelling abroad and was called “the cheerful warrior” because of her hope filled attitude on life. She was predeceased by her husband Andres, three months ago and her parents Eusebio Casales Seijo and Maria Del Carmen Gonzalez Seijo. Surviving are her only daughter and best friend, Cristina; two nieces Isabel Savi and Olympia Picos, and her great nieces and nephews, Victoria Savi, Alexander Savi, Dominique Casales and Robert Casales, Jr.; her  cousins Modesto and Zulema Collazo. Mary will be sadly missed by Antoinetta Picca. She was also predeceased by her late nephew, Robert Casales and her brother Jesus Casales and his wife Maria. Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.