Veronidia (Nellia) Perry, 83, of Tucson, AZ passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Nellia was born and raised in her native country of Pasig Rizal, Philippines. She met and married the love of her life, Ben Perry, while he was stationed there in the US Navy. Upon returning to the states, they lived in several places and eventually settled in Lancaster, California. Nellia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Nellia had a very special gift of creating beautiful artistic crafts from common everyday items, showing her love for family and friends. She was most happy celebrating life while dancing, which she continued to do into her 80’s.
Nellia was preceded in death by her parents, Alipio Lontoc and Rosa Salazar; husband, Ben L. Perry; and her son, Renato L. Perry. She is survived by her daughter, Lorna (Greg) Farrell of Tucson; two granddaughters, Marisa Farrell and Christina Farrell; a sister, Josie Martin; two brothers, Emiliano Santos and Emilio Santos; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Interment will be made at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana on October 25th. Nellia wishes for family and friends to enjoy the moment, live life to the fullest, and do the things you've always dreamed, with no regrets.