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Trisha S. Pero

July 20, 1975 — January 28, 2024

Trisha S. Pero

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Trisha Sue Pero, a beacon of love, laughter, and boundless joy. Trisha departed this world on the morning of Sunday, January 28, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of warmth and unforgettable memories. She was a loving mother, a cherished friend, and a radiant soul who touched the hearts of all who knew her.
Trisha was born on July 20, 1975, to the late Sanda (Badour) O’Dell and Jerry Pero in Bay City, MI. She graduated from Garber High School. Growing up she worked on the family farm where she learned the value of hard work from an early age, a trait that would characterize her
throughout her life. Working alongside her family instilled in her a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for life’s simple pleasures.
Trisha embraced life with an exuberance that was uniquely her own. Her infectious laughter could brighten even the gloomiest days, and her playful spirit made every gathering a celebration. Trisha was a true fun seeker, often found sitting at the kid’s table to help inspire laughter, mischief, and togetherness. She found profound joy in camping, swimming, going to the beach, and spending time with those she loved the most.
Trisha had a knack for turning mundane moments into cherished memories. Her silliness was a source of delight for all who had the pleasure of sharing in her company. Whether through her playful antics, spontaneous adventures, or her mischievous nature Trisha had a way of infusing every moment with pure joy. As much of a trickster as she was, Trisha truly despised pranks that involved worms, fish, or frogs, she preferred the lighthearted side of humor and would often be the first to offer comfort and a reassuring smile after a well-intentioned prank went awry.
Trisha’s competitive spirit shone brightly during family game nights. Her favorites included checkers and monopoly, where her strategic prowess and mischievous grin made every match a lively affair. While all these things held a special place in Trisha’s heart, nothing was more important to her than family. Trisha’s children were her world.
All Trisha ever wanted to be in life was to be a mother, and her dream came true with the arrival of her two children, Thomas and Melissa. There was nothing she wouldn’t have done for them. Her love for her kids extended beyond her own family, and she took joy in taking care of everyone she could including her many nieces and nephews, whom she considered her own. Her ability to find joy in even the most challenging situations inspired those around her.
As a widow and single mother, Trisha faced life’s challenges with remarkable strength and grace. Her unwavering love for her children was a testament to her devotion as a mother. The home she created was a haven of love and laughter, filled with the echoes of silly jokes, shared laughter, and the warmth of her affectionate heart.
In addition to her role as a dedicated mother, Trisha was a loyal friend who could be counted on for support, a sympathetic ear, a voice of reason, and, of course, a good laugh. Her circle of friends adored her for the genuine love and kindness she shared, making her a treasured presence in their lives.
Trisha was currently working at Brian’s House, where she took immense pride in her role as a caregiver. Her dedication to her work was evident in the compassion and kindness she showed to her patients and their families. Trisha found fulfillment in being a caregiver, and her commitment to providing comfort and care to those in need was a testament to her nurturing spirit.
She is survived by her loving children, Thomas and Melissa Jackson; her partner, Mike Ingersoll; her siblings: Jerry (Laura) Pero, Angie (Richard) Claerhout, Tammy Pero(Chris Eichhorn); many nieces and nephews: Kayla (Ryan) McIntyre, Jessica (Matt) Rossow, Nicole (Christopher) Killey, Amy (Paul) Jezowski, Kaitlyn (Nathan) Fortier, Mark(Kailyn) Pero, Jacob (Scarlett) Pero, and Chloe Ringler; her step-father, Daniel (Pam) O’Dell; and many great nieces and nephews: Easton, Oakley, and Axel Killey, Riley, Taylin, and Emberly McIntyre, Scarlett, Sydney, Corbin, and Rhett Jezowski, Tyler, Callie, and Mackenzie Rossow, and Lucas Fortier. Preceding her in death are her parents, Jerry Pero and Sandra (Badour) O’Dell, her fiancé, Tom Jackson, mother-in-law, Rita Jackson, and her grandparents Duaine and Mildred Badour. Trisha’s departure leaves a void that cannot be filled, but her spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her friends and family will carry on her legacy of love, silliness, and compassion.
The family invites friends and well-wishers to join them in a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Aldersgate Church Midland (2206 Airfield Lane, Midland, MI 48642. Officiating is pastor Michael Sawicki. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be considered to wishes of the family.
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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, February 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Aldersgate Church of Midland

2206 Airfield Lane, Midland, MI 48642

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