Father of 4 Cancels His Life Insurance, Goes on Vacation, and then Dies

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By Yolanda Spivey

A father of four mysteriously died while vacationing with his family in Mexico last month.  And to make matters worse, he canceled his life insurance policies before he went on vacation.

John Perricone, a Home Depot department manager was only 29 years old.

On February 20th, the Chicago native visited the carnival cruise ship’s doctor after complaining that he was having trouble breathing.  While there, he began to convulse and suddenly died.

He was the sole breadwinner for the family.

His wife Brittany, told the Chicago Tribune that the family had been struggling to make ends meet, so her husband canceled his life insurance policies assuming that little could go wrong—as he was only 29 years old.

Mr. Perricone, who was in school at night studying to be an accountant, was in great health.

His father in law told the Chicago Tribune, “he [Mr. Perricone] started convulsing real bad and looked at my daughter with the biggest “I’m sorry” eyes, and he went limp.”

Mr. Perricone’s sister, Katie, who was also on the cruise, told NBC Chicago her brother had been tired on the vacation and sleeping more than usual.

His body was examined in New Orleans before it was sent to his hometown in Chicago, and Carnival cruise reports of no other illnesses, nor do they suspect foul play.

For now, a fund-raiser has been set up in his memory to help with the funeral arrangements and to help with his children.  So far, the family received over $22,000 in donations.

I cannot stress the importance of life insurance.  If your loved ones depend on your financial support for their livelihood, then life insurance is a must have.  Not only does it replace your income when you die, it sustains your family by providing money to cover their living expenses.  It also saves the family the unfortunate task of asking for handouts from the public and other family members to pay for funeral expenses.

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2 Responses to Father of 4 Cancels His Life Insurance, Goes on Vacation, and then Dies

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