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Margaret Ann Perrotto

07/30/1951 - 04/10/2022

Margaret Ann Perrotto

07/30/1951 - 04/10/2022


Obituary For Margaret Ann Perrotto

Margaret "Peggie" A. (Almeida) Perrotto, 70 of Bristol, RI passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Peggie was graciously cared for the by the Mass General Neurological ICU team after suffering a stroke attributable to Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy.
She was the wife of Thomas B Perrotto, Retired Chief of the Warren Police Department.
Born on July 30, 1951, Peggie was the daughter of Edward H. and Eva G. (Palumbo) Almeida of Warren RI. Peggie was a graduate of Warren High School 1969 and Salve Regina College 1973. A schoolteacher for almost 40 years, Peggie taught for 17 years at St Lukes in Barrington, and 28 years in the Bristol/Warren school system and was voted twice as teacher of the year. Peggie dedicated her life to teaching and loved and remembered all of her students. She was passionate about her faith and patriotism and was very involved with RI Veterans Home in Bristol. She also loved the Fourth of July and all that it represented.
She enjoyed sailing, skiing, running, biking, walking and almost any other outdoor activity. She was a member of several yacht clubs including the Bristol Yacht Club for 49 years while serving as secretary for 30 years and was a member of the Marathon Yacht Club in Florida.
She is survived by her son, Todd J. Santos and his wife Emily of Buffalo, NY, two daughters, Michelle Sullivan and her husband Thomas of Portsmouth RI and Chandelle Ostiguy and her husband Joseph of Flower Mound , TX, her brother Edward H Almeida, Jr and his wife Joanne of Springfield, MO, her two sisters , Judith Clancy and her husband Michael, and Jane Sousa and her husband Joseph, all of Warren, RI and nine grandchildren who she adored, Madison, Morgan, Muriel, Leo, Stella, Bianca, Charlotte, Jessica and Joseph. She is also survived by her two nephews, Matthew Sousa of Warren, RI and Michael Clancy, Jr of Miami, FL and her two nieces Dena Almeida Heavin of Ozark, MO and Kristeen Almeida Richardson of Springfield, MO and 5 great nephews, all of who she loved so deeply.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4-8pm in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd, Warren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 9am from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Avenue Warren.
Burial will be private
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the RI Veterans Home c/o Business Office, 480 Metacom Ave, Bristol RI 02809.
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  • i was so saddened to here of Peggy's passing as i am recovering from spinal cord surgery for the past 4 months, i taught PE at St. Lukes in the early 80's and had many fun moments with Peggy and all the teachers there. my condolences to her family, she will be missed but will live on always in all of us....JOHN PAUL MEDEIROS, Warren, R.I.

  • Tom and family words cannot express our deepest sympathy for your loss. You and I worked the trenches for several decades but nothing can prepare for the loss you and your family have had. May God Bless her soul and keep her in His arms. Bob and Bertha Pare'

  • What words can be found to comfort those who loved and knew Peggy? She was greatly loved, appreciated and will be missed in our continued journey to our Father's Kingdom. She lived the ultimate witness of letting her bright , beautiful light of love, compassion, understanding and laughter shine for all to receive. May her heavenly reward be upon her and may she continue to live on in our hearts until we meet again. All my love and prayers to her family and friends. Teri and Natalie Clancy

  • My deepest sympathy to all. I remember how wonderful Peggie was when I was a new teacher at St. Luke's School. She was a bright, talented star full of life, love, and kindness...and she was truly one of a kind. How blessed I was to have known her, and what an incredible example she was. I'll always carry her in my heart.

  • Plain and simple...Peggie was one of the kindest and generous people I've ever met...Condolences to her family .... Dr. Bob Gibbons

  • Dear Tom and family very sorry to hear of your loss Charles Brule

  • So sorry for your loss... Tom and AnnMarie Morley

  • My deepest sympathy to Peggie's loving family. My affection for Peggie is etched deep into my memory movies. I learned a lot from her when I student taught in her third grade classroom at Walley School. Peggie's energy and love of children was delightful. She truly inspired every munchkin to do his/her best. Peggie had a magical touch inborn. My deepest sympathy to all of her family. May Peggie's memory always be for a blessing for all. Most sincerely, Susan Benesch

  • My Sympathies to your Family. As she was known to me back in the 70's at St Adalberts school in Providence, she was my favorite teacher!!!! So sorry on her passing!!! Michael Saroka,

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Tom, so sorry to hear about your loss, our prayers are with you and your family !

  • Tom, Todd and family, Linda and I are so saddened by this sudden loss of a person we loved so much. Peggie was such a loving and generous human being who brought so much joy just to be in her presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karl and Linda Nordstrom

  • We have fond memories of Peggy & Tom, and honored to have been guests at their wedding! We first met them at Paulette's Dance Studio, taking shag dance lessons! We joined them in becoming charter members of the Southern New England Shag Club. We also remember Peggy, skiing at Loon Mt, and also on "walk-a-bouts" around Lincoln, NH, sometimes with her sisters. She was a gracious host, serving us home-made soup at her & Tom's N.H. condo. We have a video clip of Peggy & Tom joining us on a fall hike of "The Flume" in Franconia Notch! Tom, we send to you.... and the family, our heart-felt sympathy. We celebrate her life. She truly touched many on her journey. Rest in Peace, our Dear Friend! Fondly, Marty & Jo-Ann Crowe

  • Tom Perrotto family So sorry for your loss. I didn't know Peggy well, but I found her to be a gentle lady.

  • Dear Perrotto Family, We're so saddened to read of Peggie's passing. She is so much a part of our memories of St. Luke's School, where our sons, Richard and Ryan, attended. Peggie was Ryan's First Grade Teacher, but with our involvement with the school, we came in contact with her for many years. She was great teacher and a lovely lady...a great loss. Rosemary and Richard Danforth

  • Prayers to the Perrotto, Almeida, Clancy and Sousa families. Peggy's legacy will forever shine through all the children she has helped even after she retired. Her love and compassion will always be remembered. God bless Tommy, Judy & Michael, Jane & Joe, and Mr & Mrs Almedia . Love The Ouellette Family. (Ray, Lisa, Steven and Katie)

  • Peggie and I met in the cockpit of her sailboat in the summer of 1991. We spent the next 4 months working closely together as she was my cooperating teacher as I worked to achieve teacher certification. It was also during this time that we needed each other as our lives took on different and difficult tacks. I moved 700 miles away from RI, but we remained in close contact over the years, sharing our new lives, joys and accomplishments and summer reunions in Newport. Watching our kids grow into adults, sharing grandchildren and most importantly incorporating Tom into our friendship. We often gabbed on the phone or had Brenton Cove cockpit parties. Our more recent conversations were about aging healthy and gracefully with a sense of humor. In the 40+ years of our friendship, the thought of Peggie slowing down never occurred to me. I am sure she has already run a 5K race in heaven, organized a family reunion, and read to children! As she was a plain clothes angel on earth, I'm sure she has assumed those duties in heaven. We'll know her by the tank tops and running shoes when we get there! My love goes out to the men in her life, Tom and Todd. Michelle and Chandelle, you were the daughters she was thrilled to have. To her parents, Ed and Eva, know that she loved and honored you both for the example of love and respect you modeled for her. To Ed, Jr., Judith and Jane; you were her favorite siblings but throughout her life she adopted many of us as honorary brothers and sisters and we share your grief. And to her many grandchildren, know that she treasured each one of you. She loved sharing your joys and milestones. She will be missed more than we will ever know. I speak for the entire Tysor family- We loved Peggie!

  • Tom and family, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Peggie. We saw her at our last high school reunion and from that point on we became friends on FB and were fortunately able to keep track of each others lives after many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless Sandy Dorsey Beres and Dave Beres

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to Chief Tom Perrotto, Michael Clancy and his wife Judy. I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy was such a wonderful person. May she rest I peace and just know she is still gonna be by your side forever.

  • What a special Gal, Peggie was to me. She and I did Zumba together in Marathon , Fl., always getting me to pick up the pace. So much fun! I last saw Tom and Peggie while on vacation in Bradenton, Fl. We will remember her always, her smile and all the time she donated to her friends at Marathon Yacht Club. Bill and Kathy Warner, Marathon, Fl

  • Peggie's welcoming smile and engaging personality are the memories that are in my heart. Prayers for her family and friends who will miss her dearly.

  • Yes, I need to share this memory with Todd, Tom and Peggy's entire family..... so you may hear just a little meaningful, yet typical kindness that Peggy Almeida Perrotto was all about. Peggy and I were classmates. This past year our class had a 70th birthday party for us all. I am now living on the coast, in North Carolina, therefore unable to attend. I received such a kind,but loving note from Peggy, with an American Flag,.....used for our party. She wanted to be sure I had one, thanking me and my deceased husband for his service. My heart immediately breaks when I think of our Peggy, who touched everyone's life. It was a blessing, Peggy I never was able to thank you enough.

  • It truly broke my heart with the passing of such a wonderful human being. Peggy was truly a miraculous person. She has done so much for so many and always with a beautiful smile on her face. Peggie and I worked together for many years. She truly was one of a kind teacher. Her dedication to her students went above and beyond every single day of her many years of teaching. If Peggy ever touched your life even for a minute, know that you have met a true angel of God. I am truly so lucky and blessed to have spent time with such a wonderful person. She will be missed by so many Margaret Alegria

  • Peggie we love you. To say we will miss is you is such an understatement. Thank you for loving and supporting during our difficult times and great times - all times. We will stay connected through our spiritual connections.

  • Tom, I am so deeply saddened and heartbroken for your loss. I wish you peace. Deidre (Bunny) Potter

  • I met Peggie back in 1965 when our families were on vacation in NH. I was shocked when I found she has passed and am so grateful she and Tom made the trip to NM to visit us last year. Wish we could have made more memories together. Our condolences to all the family. She will be missed. Jan and Bob Nielsen

  • Peggie was a one-of-a kind. Full of life and energy. A dedicated educator and friend to all. We are better for having known her. Our condolences to Tom and the rest of the family.

  • My heart warming thoughts of Peggy are " Loving, Caring of Everyone" and I fo mean she has a heart of Gold! I am so very comforted, knowing she enjoyed a life of many joys and successes with her family and the pride she showed for her son Todd. Thank God she met Tom who gave her a life of spectacular, happy moments. They lived each day to the fullest. May God hold you forever in the palm of his hand ❤

  • Tom and family, there are no words to express the loss we all feel for the loss of such a beautiful person. As Commandant of the Veterans Home I witnessed so many times Peggy's energy and dedication to our residents through the school children that she mentored and taught for so many years. The joy she and her students brought to so many war service veterans was undeniable and beautiful. Marilyn and I could go on and on about what joy to work with her all those years. Thankyou Tom and your family for loaning her to our fellow veterans and families! We are all sure that she is now at peace and enjoying all the love heaven can bring. God Bless, Dave and Marilyn Foehr

  • Tom and Family, I read in shock of the passing of Peggie. The one and only Peggie! What a remarkable person she was. You all now have a guardian angel in heaven continuing to watch down on all. May she rest in eternal peace, with thanks and gratitude for all she has done for so, so many!

  • Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. She truly was a very special lady. Our family will remember her as one of the best teachers/tutors there was. Peggy always took the time to remember our boys with cards that had the nicest hand written messages. We will remember her always. The Serbst Family (Nick, Jeremy, Stephen, Pam &Tim)

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