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Barbara Ann Perkovich

BESSEMER, Mich. — Barbara Ann (nee Novascone) Perkovich, 72, of Bessemer, passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at her home.

Barbara was born on April 7, 1951, in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of Marjorie (Mattson) and James Novascone Jr.

On Sept. 27, 1980, she was united in marriage to Peter John Perkovich.

For many years, Barbara was a dedicated social worker. In her free time, she loved to walk with her four-legged companion.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Peter; and a son, Adam.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jan Michael; and a brother, Michael Novascone.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer, and the Rev. Dominic Agyapong presided.

Rite of Committal and interment took place at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, assisted the family. To send online condolences please go to

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