Vincent Perra Novarra

Vincent Perra Novarra

Vincent Perra Novarra passed peacefully on May 24, 2015. Vincent was born to Frank and Rose Novarra, at Fort Casey, on Whidbey Island, in 1928. He enjoyed growing up in the rural community of Whidbey Island. When he turned 19, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served for a total of seven years. He then returned to live in Seattle, and started working at Simmons Garage as a mechanic, in Clinton, where he eventually retired. When he married his love, Betty, in 1979, he returned to Whidbey Island, where he remained until his death. In his days on Whidbey, he could be found serving at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Langley, as well as just being outside, working on something, always having another project to do.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Novarra; brothers, Ralph (Noella) Novarra and Francis (Alice) Novarra; sister, Shirley (Gordon) Simmons; son, Don (Becky) Tuff; daughter, Debbie Stockholm; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many life-long friends.

This simple announcement cannot begin to explain the life of this wonderful man, who will be greatly missed. Its simplicity echoes the life of Vincent, a man whose simple guiding principle was to do the right thing, and care about his family, friends and community.

Services will be held at St. Hubert Catholic Church. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.