Fortunato N. Perri, Sr.

Obituary for Fortunato N. Perri, Sr.

September 4, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Fortunato N. Perri, Sr of Philadelphia passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 with his beloved wife, Mary, by his side. Born and raised in the Frankford section of the city, Fortunato was a tireless advocate for his community and was elected to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976. He continued to serve the public as a legislative affairs consultant and ward leader for decades.

Fortunato was elected as a Judge of the Philadelphia Traffic Court in 1997 and rose to the position of Administrative Judge.

He was the proud son of Italian immigrant parents, Joseph and Louise. Fortunato was the youngest of nine children. He was the father of Robin Hoyt (Charles), Fortunato Perri, Jr (Lisa), Elayne Keehfuss (George), and Tricia Keehfuss (Robert); twelve grandchildren and was expecting a great grandchild in October.

Friends are invited to Fortunato's Life Celebration Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at St Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Life Celebration services entrusted to John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 215-281-0100

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