John "Jack" Persico
John "Jack" Persico
John Victor "Jack" Persico, age 86 of Hudson, WI, passed away August 16, 2018 at Woodland Hill Senior Living. Jack was born October 6, 1931 in New York, NY, to Victor and Margaret (Halligan) Persico. He attended the Good Shepherd School in Manhattan, and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his return to civilian life, Jack attended the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Engineering. Jack was united in marriage to JoAnn Flammang on September 15, 1956, in Spokane, WA, and their marriage was blessed with seven children. Jack worked as a Ceramic Engineer for 3M for many years, retiring in 1992.
Jack loved his family above anything else. He was extremely proud of his Irish and Italian heritage and New York roots. Jack was a lifelong Yankee fan, had a great sense of humor and was a very witty story teller. He enjoyed bird watching and playing bridge. Jack was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, and an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where he had served on the building committee and as a reader.
Jack is survived by his wife of 61 years, JoAnn; children, Lawrence (Sandra) Persico, Therese Larson, Edward (Kim) Persico, Mary Jo (Tim) Filipiak, Timothy Persico, Peggy Persico, and Ann Marie (Jason Ruen) Persico; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three nieces and a nephew; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas (Maureen) Persico; and granddaughters, Katie Jo Filipiak, and Lucy Ruen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Private interment with military honors at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Patrick's Catholic Church and School, the Alzheimer's Association, or Hudson VFW Post 2115.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com