Oct. 20, 1930 ~ Aug. 28, 2017
Albert “Al” Perfili, also known as Chubby, passed away from cancer on Aug. 28, 2017. This incredibly handsome man jumped into his beautiful young body, and took off in flight and went home for his next adventure.
Dad was born in Tooele, Utah to Guistino and Pasqualina (Frattarelli) Perfili. Dad was one of 10 brothers and sisters. He was raised in a very loving family, deep-rooted in Italian tradition, and attended Tooele schools, where he excelled in sports. He married Carleen Chadwick Perfili, the love of his life. Together they had seven children: Jim, Jeri, Jackie, Jeannie, Joe, John (Hope), and Mary Jo (deceased) (Scott). He also had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Carleen Perfili, Mary Jo Perfili Diston, his parents and his siblings, except Alfred (Fred) Perfili (Rose).
Dad worked as a food broker in grocery stores up until he was 80. However, his favorite job, which he enjoyed well into his 80s, was lighting for Utah Theatrical Productions and Local 99. It was with that job that he enjoyed many Broadway shows, operas, symphonies, music groups, sporting events, and there he created many lifelong friendships. One of his favorite venues to do the lighting was the Capitol Theater, which always held a special place in his heart. Dad loved his home and yard, where he worked endless hours making it look perfect. Dad loved golfing with everyone, especially Tubber and going to his home after for breakfast. He was a kind, gentle man who would go to anyone’s rescue at any time or just lend a listening ear for comfort. He called his kids every single day, checking on them, making sure they didn’t need anything.
He was blessed to have a very large, loving family and we thank you all. Thank you to all his dear friends over the years, dad cherished your friendships. Thank you to all his coffee buddies, he was always looking forward to the stories and laughs. Thank you to all his friends with whom he worked over the years who were like family. Dad truly felt blessed with all of his friends. We would like to mention each and every one of you but it’s hard; please know he loved you and he is forever grateful for your friendships.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 5 at St. Olaf Catholic Church. Starks Funeral Parlor was entrusted with arrangements. Make online condolences and view a tribute video at www.starksfuneral.com.