John Pereira


NAUGATUCK — John “Joao” Pereira, 69, died unexpectedly on May 3, 2023, at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

John was born Feb. 4, 1954 in Portugal, a son of the late Narciso and Maria (Oliveira) Pereira, and had lived in Naugatuck for most of his life.

John attended Naugatuck schools and graduated from Emmett O’Brien Technical High School, and worked as an electrician for Rogers Electric in New Britain.

John is survived by a sister, Maria Fonseca of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; three brothers, Manuel Pereira and his wife Diane, of Watertown, Adelino Pereira of Naugatuck, and Jose Pereira of Naugatuck; nieces and nephews, Sandra Zilka of North Carolina, Christina Mercado of Waterbury, Daniel Pereira of Watertown, Jessica Straker of Naugatuck; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Everyone attending was kindly asked to please meet directly at church.

Burial was to follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours were to be Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

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