Joao “John” P. Pereira

Joao “John” P. Pereira, 45 of Chelmsford, MA, formally of Cambridge, MA, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of 17 years to Kerri (Weatherbee) Pereira. Devoted father to Alexander and Ava. Much loved son to Manuel B. of Esposende, Portugal and the late Maria A. (Da Lage) Pereira. Dear brother to Manuel D. of Lisbon, Portugal, Jose of San Diego, CA, Rui and his wife Cathy of Wickenburg, AZ and Antonio and his wife, Maria F. of Malden, MA. Uncle to many nieces and nephews and godfather to Kalyn Pereira and the late, Eddie Rodriguez. Survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

John was truly loved by so many!

Family and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, MA at 2pm on August, 16, 2017. Celebration of life to follow at the Portugalia Restaurant, 723 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.

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16 Condolences

  1. Maria da Conceição B. Gonçalves da Silva on August 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    My sincere & heart felt condolences to you Rui, and the whole family. May God rest João’ s soul.

  2. Kim Lyall on August 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Kerri, Ava and Alex,
    Please know you are in our prayers and are so very sorry for your loss. May he be resting pain free and in peace.
    Kim and Sophie

  3. Laura Horgan on August 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Kerri Ava and Alex
    My heart goes out to you all and I know this will be hard for you all but remember John and daddy will be watching over everything you all do.
    Love Auntie Laura miss you and big hugs ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Jennifer Farris on August 15, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Kerri and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and ur family. May he RIP. May God bless you, his 2 beautiful children and the rest of family. I cannot be there tomorrow. I will say a prayer at 2 pm ans ask God to watch over you all. My deepest condolences.
    Love Jennifer Farris (Robinson) ❤❤❤❤

  5. Donna McCoy on August 16, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Dearest Kerri, Alex and Ava, there are no words to say to take your pain away,but know John will always be with you. Uncle Bob and I send our sincerest condolences as well keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Auntie Donna

  6. Kori weatherbee on August 16, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Kerri, Alex,Ava- There is nothing I can do or say to take away the pain and hurt from you, but I can promise I will be there for all of you through this never ending journey. Life is so unfair and unkind. Please know that John is no longer suffering and is pain free with his sweet godchild and mom. I love you all so very much and I’m here always for anything you may need. Fly high Johnny, we ❤️You and will miss you so very much. Heaven has gained another angel, may you Rest In Peace.
    Love Kori & Marshall
    We ❤️You

  7. Amelia Davis on August 16, 2017 at 3:59 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you, Alex and Ava and family. He is no longer suffering and will be watching over all of you. May he rest in peace.

  8. Pamela & John Meyerhoffer on August 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Hold tightly to warm memories of happy times together as John lives on in your hearts.

  9. Allison Meder on August 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Kerri, Alex, Ava, and family,

    I wish I could say or do something that would ease your pain. Please know that so many people love and care about all of you. Lean on your family and friends at this most difficult time.

    I will miss John so much. Even though I cannot be with all of you today, I am always with you in spirit, friendship, and love. I love you all.

  10. Glenn Crenshaw on August 17, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Kerri, I remember being at your wedding 17 years ago and sitting there chatting with your mom. She said back then that you made the right choice because you got a “good one”. And you surely did. He made the right choice too because you were perfect for each other. She loved John like her own and she can now welcome him home with Eddie and John’s mom….they can give him all the love that he’s been missing from them….because he sure as heck got a lot of love down here on Earth. If love could have kept him alive he would still be here. It’s hard to say goodbye but it is freeing knowing that he is no longer suffering. You will do everything right with his children because that’s who you are as a person. May God bless your whole family and guide you as you move forward. Love you all so much. HUGS Glenn C….AKA your mom’s bf…..Shhhh don’t tell Norman. 😉

  11. Malisa Landrum on August 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Kerri, dear friend , words can not express how I would have loved to be by your side. I am just hearing of your husbands passing today. Please accept my condolences and prayers for you and your family❤. We’ve shared many great moments at work and I’ve appreciated all the times you stopped to talk with me. I just want to let you know that I am here for you anytime and please do not hesitate to reach out, okay❤.

  12. Sharron Kenney on August 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Dear Kerri,

    I just heard of your husband’s death, and want to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your children.

    I will hold you in my prayers, as you endure this period of grief and loss.

    Yours truly,


  13. Rita Banatwala on August 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Kerri, please accept my condolences as I pray for all of you. You bring joy and support to others so freely and now I am sending you lots of hugs. May your husband rest peacefully as you cherish all the wonderful memories.

  14. Erin Puranananda on August 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Kerri, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your children (and your family) during this difficult time.

  15. Sibel Aydogan (Mrs. A) on August 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Dear Kerri;

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace in this difficult time.

  16. Luis Pagan from Rosev Dairy on October 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    My Sincere condolence to my good friend John Pereira family members, John was a good man and great husband, father, friend, May God Bless him I will always remember him for all the sports jerseys that he sold to me, my heart goes out to his wife & Childress as well, Love always John my good friend R.I.P. you forever be loved bro.

    Sincerely: Luis Pagan #21

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