Father Peter L. Peretti, retired priest for the Diocese of Greensburg

Father Peter L. Peretti, who served as a priest in the Diocese of Greensburg for 51 years, died on January 30, 2024 at the age of 76.

A son of the late Pete and Mary Peretti, he was born in Chestnut Ridge, May 3, 1947. He attended primary school at Taylor and New Salem schools, Searight, and secondary school at Uniontown Area High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at Saint Francis, Loretto, and major seminary also at Saint Francis Seminary, Loretto.

He was ordained to the Priesthood on May 5, 1973, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. He served as Parochial Vicar at Mount St. Peter Parish, New Kensington (1973-75), Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg (1975-81), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, North Huntingdon (1981), Holy Family Parish, Latrobe (1981-82), and St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus Parish, Uniontown (1982-84); Pastor, former St. Gertrude Parish, McIntyre, and its mission at St. Anthony, Aultman (1984-86), former Assumption Parish, Ernest (1986-87), St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Leisenring, and its former mission St. Polycarp, West Leisenring (1987-2003), St. Ambrose Parish, Avonmore, and Administrator of St. Matthew, Saltsburg (2003-07), St. Procopius, New Salem, and Administrator of St. Thomas, Footedale (2007-13), St. Mary, Uniontown (2013-2018).

Father Peretti retired from active ministry in 2018, with a residence at the Neumann House in Greensburg.

Viewing will be held at the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc., 603 N Gallatin Ave Ext. Uniontown, PA 15401 on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Nativity Church located at 61 N Mt. Vernon Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401 on Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery in Smock, PA.


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