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“Years ago when I would visit Jeanne, she always had some lovely snack for entertaining me during our visit. It felt like having tea with the queen-...Read More »
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CLINTON, IA – Jeanne Perino, 100 formerly of Clinton, IA died peacefully at her home Monday March 14, 2022 in Iowa City, IA.

She was born in Clinton, IA the daughter of John J. and Ida E. (Hickey) Cannan. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1940 and attended Mount St. Clair College, both in Clinton. She married Frank E. Perino, and he preceded her in death in 1998. Jeanne was employed at Schick General Hospital (Clinton, IA), Hines VA Hospital (Maywood, IL) and the VA Domiciliary (Clinton, IA). She also was a home maker. Frank and Jeanne raised their family in Clinton and she provided loving care for many extended family members. She was a lifelong resident of Clinton, member of St. Mary's then St. Irenaeus parishes until moving to Iowa City in 2010.

Surviving are her children: Mary Jeanne (Kirk) Phillips of Iowa City, IA, John M. (Julie) Perino of Rockford, IL, Ann T. Perino MD of Iowa City, IA and Joseph E. (Michelle) Perino of Clinton, IA; her grandson Michel Francis Perino of Rockford, IL, and included among family is Scott H. Cunningham of Windsor, CO who was a beloved honorary member of the family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Rosary will be recited for her on Thursday March 17, 2022 at 3:30 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton, IL, followed by the visitation from 4-7 PM, as well as 1 hour prior to the Mass. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 18, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Clinton, IA, with the Reverend Ken Kuntz officiating. Burial will conclude at St. Mary's Cemetery in Clinton.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the Sisters of Charity – BVM, Dubuque, IA or to the donor's choice.

The family would like to acknowledge the loving care Jeanne received by the staff of Superior Care Iowa. Her caregivers brought peace and joy to her days, allowing her to live out a long and beautiful life at home, as she wanted.