Lawrence R. Perras, 60

OSWEGO, NY – Lawrence R. Perras, 60, a resident of New Haven, passed away on Thursday September 11, 2014, at his home.

Born in Watertown, NY,  he was the son of Evelyn (Benney) Perras of Oswego and the late Wilfred Perras.

Lawrence R. Perras
Lawrence R. Perras

He attended Jefferson Community College before joining the Army, which he served from 1975-1980.

Following the Army, he received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Central Florida.

He owned and operated a financial accounting business in Florida before moving to Oswego in 1992.

He worked locally as a senior business advisor for the S.B.D.C at SUNY Oswego for more than 15 years.

He received recognition from the president for is work with the Small Business Development Center.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and playing chess.

Surviving, besides his mother, are his wife, Teresa (DeLair) Perras; two sons, Lawrence Perras II of New Haven and Christopher (Stephanie) Perras of Oswego; three brothers, David (Pat) Perras of Minnesota, Stephen (Kim) Perras of Florida and Thomas (Linda) Perras of Whitesboro; a sister, Mary (Steve) Pierce of Oswego; twin grandchildren, Meghan and Shawn Perras and grandson, Jackson Perras; several nieces and nephews; in-laws, Patty (Patrick) Farmer of Natural Bridge, John (Darci) DeLair of Natural Bridge, Louise (Rick) Percy of Carthage and Carol (Steve) Duggan of Harrisville.

He was predeceased by a son, John Perras; and a daughter, Elizabeth Perras.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Paul’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.


  1. Larry Perras – A gentleman, a professional, an intelligent man who was a dedicated member of the community. Larry had a great sense of humor and was a compassionate man willing to help all. He will be missed by many friends, professional associates, clients and his family. He was a friend….ffw

  2. A very smart and kind person. His knowledge helped many local business, mine include. All of us in Oswego lost a real asset in Larry. My sincere condolences to his family.

  3. My grampa was a nice man but I only got to spend nine years with him they where the best nine years that a kid could spend. when I was little we played chess he didn’t care if I played wrong he let me win. but on the bright side he is in a better place now he can not feel pain.but I never got tell him when he was asleep that he was the best grampa ever and I never sang in front of him but when I am at the funeral I will be singing broken wing just for him love Meghan Nicole Perras

  4. Larry was a nice man. Even though I didn’t know him well, just from Hall Newman Center and from the early years of my bookstore, he always had a listening ear, and kind words. I am sorry for the loss to his family. He left wayy too soon! Hope your own memories provide a blanket around your grief.

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