On February 7, 2013, Mike Perricone walked through Heaven's gates with a clarinet in one hand and rod and reel in the other. He was a native Houstonian and life-long resident. He retired in September, 2011, after an outstanding 35 year career in purchasing and contract management for governmental agencies, including school districts. His love for music and the clarinet were his passion. As well as a performing soloist, for over 40 years he was a member of many local bands and musical groups. He continued in private studies and spent hours developing his technique and polishing his performance. Fishing and boating were also a passion and he respected and enjoyed the Galveston Bay System. Even when the weather wasn't good, he loved being on the water. He always said, "There's more to fishing than catching fish." He was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Nassau Bay and was past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus. There are many who will miss his quick wit and larger-than-life presence. His smile and sense of humor were his trademarks. Survivors are his wife, Brenda, his Mother, Katherine, his daughter, Ashley, Amy Carr, whom he embraced as a daughter, Jay Carroll, whom he embraced as a son, and his 2 precious granddaughters he loved so very dearly, Cameron Carr and Avery Carr. The family will be greeting visitors Friday evening, February 15, from 6:00 p. m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Prayer Vigil at Crowder Funeral Home, Webster, Texas. The Funeral Mass, followed by a luncheon, will be Saturday, February 16, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Nassau Bay, Texas. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mike's memory in lieu of flowers may do so to Knights of Columbus #6234 Scholarship Fund.