Daughter of John E. O’Neil and Edythe L. Parker O’Neil, Patricia relocated to Orange County from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she became a resident for the last forty years. She was an active member in the City ofWhittier having graduated Whittier High School and became a member of various organizations including the Junior Woman’s Club, Spastic Children’s League, the P.E.O. Sisterhood- Philanthropic Education Organization Knitting Group, as well as The Diamond Neighborhood Group in Balboa Island.
Patricia worked in retail as a buyer for Gimone’s in the city of Newport Beach for 20 years. She attended St. Mathias Episcopal Church in Whittier where she married her late husband Herbert (Bert) Perry Jr., February 15, 1943.
Patricia was predeceased by her sister Marilyn O’Neil and is survived by her other sister, Edythe (Sug) O’Neil Jones; daughters, Nan Perry Dieterich, and Jill Perry Wall; her granddaughters, Kimberly Nan Bell, Amanda Bell-Bhatti, and Brook Brasfield; along with their families including 3 great grandchildren, Tillie Bell-Bhatti, Indie Bell-Bhatti, and Nicolas Outler.