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Family-Placed Death Notice
Marie Napolillo Pergantis, a native and long time resident of the Mobile-Baldwin County area, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 with her daughters at her side. She was born September 8, 1908. Mrs. Pergantis was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Gaetena Napolillo who in 1889 were among the first settlers of the Belforest-Daphne area. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Inez and husband George D. Pergantis, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia and sisters, Carmelia Fameli, Margaret Napolillo Long, and brothers Paul and Peter Napolillo. Mrs. Pergantis attended Belforest School and Murphy High School. In her late teens, Mrs. Pergantis was proprietor of the Press Luncheonette located in the old Press Register building on St. Louis Street. During her life she was also employed by Albright & Wood and Weinacker Drug Stores, and Brookley Field Air Force Base. In her 74th year she retired from the Mobile Press Register after 20 years of service. She continued to work her farm in Baldwin County until her 92nd year. Mrs. Pergantis did extensive volunteer work at St. Matthew's School, Little Sisters of the Poor, and Allen Memorial Home. She was active in her church at St. Matthews Catholic Church and later at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She was a past member of the Altar Society, Burse club and National Council of Catholic Women. She is survived by her daughters, I. patricia Pergantis Barr (Jack) of Vestavia Hills, AL, Rosalie Pergantis Lockhart, and Francine Pauline Pergantis of Daphne, Alabama. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Nancie Barr Plaia (Sam J. Jr.), great-grandchildren Nicole Marie Plaia and Jonathan Paul Plaia all of Vestavia Hills; beloved niece, Dorothy Mae Long Mitchell of Simi Valley, Calif,, and other nieces and nephews. Special love and thanks to care givers, Georgia Mae Rudolph, Zena Simon, Dorothy Williams and Judy Stevens. Mass was celebrated from St. Matthew's Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 followed by burial in the Belforest Catholic Cemetery. Contributions in Mrs. Pergantis' memory can be made to the St. Matthew's Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 906 Garrity Street, Mobile, Alabama 36605. Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, 27409 Hwy 98, Daphne, AL 36526
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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 8, 2005