June 13, 1932 ~ December 20, 2012
Edwin N. Pereira entered into rest on December 20, 2012 at the age of 80. He was born to Joseph and Louise Pereira in French Camp, CA on June 13, 1932. Loving husband to Theresa Pereira for 38 years. Beloved father of Carmen Pucilowski of Sacramento, CA; David Pereira (Joyce) of Columbia, OR; John Pereira (Caroline) of Woodland, CA and Anthony Pereira (Julie) of Escalon, CA. Loving step-father of Irene Young of Modesto, CA; Alfred Ferreira (Vickie) of Dallas, TX and George Ferreira (Sandra) of Ripon, CA. Cherished grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 11. Dearest brother of Marie Smith (Louis) of Fremont, CA and Gary Gomes (Rosemary) of Livermore, CA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Edwin lived in Escalon all of his life, played football and ran track at Escalon High. He was an active longtime member and volunteer at St. Patrick's Church, Men of St. Patrick's, Our Lady of Fatima, Farm Bureau, U.P.E.C. Escalon and other various organizations. Family and friends are invited to a vigil at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, December 24, 2012 with visiting hours from 12:00-4:00 PM at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 19401 HWY 120, Escalon, CA 95320. A 10:00 A.M. rosary immediately followed by a Mass of Resurrection will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the church. Family requests remembrances can be made in his name to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204 or St. Vincent de Paul Benefactors, 19399 HWY 120, Ripon, CA 95366.