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John D. Xerri, Sr.

February 1, 1921 June 23, 2016
John D. Xerri, Sr.
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Obituary for John D. Xerri, Sr.

John D. Xerri died June 23, 2016 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was 80 years old. John was born on February 1, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Jessie (nee Mallia) and Anthony Xerri.

John was raised in Corktown with his sister, Mary Attard and his brother, Joseph (Teresa) Xerri. He graduated from Western High School in Detroit where he met his only love, Joyce Chico. The two eventually married and were married for over 58 years.

John proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. Following his service he went on to receive his Masters Plus 30 in Education. He taught refrigeration/air conditioning trade at Cass Tech High School and Henry Ford Community College. Eventually he retired and wintered in Scottsdale, Arizona. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, teacher, and friend, John was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joyce and his loving children,Cindi (Mike), Linda, and John Jr. (Michelle). He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Garrett, Juliana, Jessie, Zachary and Matthew and his dear siblings, Mary Attard and Joseph (Teresa) Xerri.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bonaventure, 1740 Mt Elliott Street, Detroit, MI, Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11am.

A private interment and military honors will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Memorials appreciated to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mount Elliott Street Detroit, MI 48207.

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