We are sorry to inform you that Reverend Nicholas Peter Pericone, J.C.L., a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died on March 10, 2018. He was 54 years of age. Reverend Nicholas Pericone was born in Denver, CO on August 29, 1963. His elementary education was at St. Mary’s in Littleton, CO and Our Lady of Lourdes in Slidell, LA. His secondary education was at St. Paul’s in Covington. He received a B.S. in both Management and General Business at the University of New Orleans. Fr. Nick attended St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, LA, and received his philosophy and theology education at Notre Dame Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in New Orleans on May 25, 1996. In 2005, Fr. Pericone received a Licentiate in Canon Law from The Catholic University of America. He served as Associate at Immaculate Conception Church in Marrero, as Parochial Vicar at St. Mark Church, Chalmette and St. Louis King of France Church in Metairie. He was in residence at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Matthew the Apostle, and Mater Dolorosa Parishes. Father Nick also served as Chaplain at Archbishop Hannan High School from 1999-2001, and was Defender of the Bond, and Promoter of Justice for Penal Cases in the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. After serving as Chaplain at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center, Father Pericone was on medical leave at the time of his death. Well done, good and faithful servant!
He is preceded in death by Joseph P. and Margarita Pericone, Sr.; survived by Joseph P. and Patricia Pericone, Jr. and family; John P. and Shelli Pericone; Christopher M. and Monique Pericone and family; friend and caretaker, Mary Krey.
Family, friends and parishioners are invited to attend the night wake from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at JACOB SCHOEN & SON, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, March 16, 2018, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am and continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery, Covington, LA. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com