She was born in Gary, Ind., to John C. and Clara H. (Patterson) Kenealy on April 10, 1930.
She was united in marriage to Bernard J. Perconti on Feb. 12, 1949. She was resident of Gary for 50 years and a Warsaw resident for 32 years. She was formerly employed as a legal secretary in Gary, Fort Wayne and Warsaw for many years. In addition, she was employed as a sales clerk and hostess at Zale Drug Store of Warsaw for 12 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw.
She loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed living on Chapman Lake with her dog, Lulu.
She is survived by a son: Paul (Anabel) Perconti, Louisville, Ky.; daughters: Cheryl (Gene) Zale, Warsaw; and Roberta Perconti, Lansing, Mich.; grandchildren: Casey (Mike) Bergen, Warsaw; Geno (Julie) Zale, Louisville, Ky.; Andrew Zale, Louisville, Ky.; Ted Bienemann, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Brianne Bienimann, Lansing, Mich.; Bernie (Tiffany) Perconti, Louisville, Ky.; Annie Perconti, Louisville, Ky.; and J. Paul Perconti, Louisville, Ky.; and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Alex, Ben and Will Bergen; Jaxon and Carys Zale and Sadie, Bailey and Ava Perconti.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Warsaw. Father Phillip DeVolder will officiate the services. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Father’s House, 401 Argonne Rd., Warsaw, IN 46580.
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