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Joyce Ann Perino

November 2, 1948 December 20, 2019
Joyce Ann Perino
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Peoria- Joyce Ann (Burklund) Perino, 71, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She celebrated her everlasting life with the Lord on December 20, 2019.

She was born November 2, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of the late Shirley (Conner) and Dale Burklund. She was the second daughter of 4 children. On March 3, 1973, she married Frank A. Perino at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Joyce grew up attending Von Steuben Grade School and Richwoods High School where she was active in choir and yearbook. Joyce had a very creative personality and did stage makeup for many seasons at Cornstock Theatre. After attending Northern Illinois University for a time, Joyce finished her Bachelor’s at Bradley University in Secondary Education and French. She taught in several Peoria-area schools including Richwoods High School, Central High School, and Sterling Middle School to name a few. Later, Joyce joined the family business and worked for 32 years at Burklund Distributors, Inc.

For many years, Joyce worked on the Fall Bazaar at St. Vincent de Paul. In more recent years, Joyce was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and in her final years, she attended St. Monica’s Catholic Church. Joyce was also a member of a Spiritual Family as an Apostle of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Throughout her life, Joycie enjoyed gardening, traveling, retreats, Bible studies, going to coffee with friends, having adventures, and deepening her Catholic faith. The joy of Joyce’s life was her family…she loved being a mom (Mumzie) and grandma (Grandma Kiki).

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Sr. Gianna Grace (Jennifer) Perino, SCTJM (Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary – Orlando, FL); son, Frank (Julie) Perino II (Germantown Hills, IL); grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, & Olivia Perino (Germantown Hills, IL); sister, Janet Singer (Glen Ellyn, IL); sister, Jayme (Rob) Hackett (Metamora, IL); and brother, Jon (Rita) Burklund (Peoria, IL).

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Frank in 2015.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Our Lady of the Visitation Convent in Peoria, Illinois. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria, IL immediately following the Mass.

Please join family and friends for a Celebration of Joyce’s Life later that evening Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 4–6 PM at Avanti’s in North Peoria.

Donations may be made to Peoria Notre Dame High School or the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

“I love you big as the sky!.....& MORE!”

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Celebration of Life




4:00 PM 1/15/2020 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/15/2020 6:00:00 PM

8517 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

8517 North Knoxville Avenue Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Peoria Notre Dame High School


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