February 16, 1944 ~ April 10, 2003
MERIDEN - William John Peregrin, 59, beloved husband of Linda Sturmer Peregrin, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long illness on Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the Masonic Health Care Center in Wallingford. Born in Meriden, February 16, 1944, son of the late William L. and Augusta Beal Peregrin. He had resided in Meriden all his life and graduated from Maloney High School. His career was in banking until his retirement due to ill health. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Wallingford. He especially enjoyed the music of the 1950's and 1960's which he played on his own jukebox.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Janet P.and Edgar A. Flynn of Meriden; a special niece, Karen Wodatch Golden of Meriden; his nieces, Nora Flynn Roderick of Meriden, Susan Wodatch Beaudry of Camp Hill, PA, Janet P. Sandella of Guilford and Ellen P. Gregorio of Wilkes-Barre, PA; his nephews, Seth William Flynn of Wallingford and Daniel Pizzonia of Darien; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy S. and David A. Wodatch of Meriden; and his sister-in-law, BettyAnn S. Sibley of Yalesville. He also leaves two special feline friends, Homer and Molly Jane. Funeral service Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main Street, South Meriden. Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery, Bee Street, Meriden. His family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 540 Oregon Road, Meriden, CT 06451, Masonic Health Care Center, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Connecticut, 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.