Margaret “Peggie” A. (Almeida) Perrotto, 70, of Bristol, R.I. passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Peggie was graciously cared for the by the Mass …
Margaret “Peggie” A. (Almeida) Perrotto, 70, of Bristol, R.I. 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, R.I. 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 Luke’s 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 Rhode Island 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, N.Y.; two daughters, Michelle Sullivan and her husband Thomas of Portsmouth, R.I. and Chandelle Ostiguy and her husband Joseph of Flower Mound, Texas; 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, R.I.; 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, R.I. and Michael Clancy, Jr. of Miami, Fla., and her two nieces, Dena Almeida Heavin of Ozark, Mo., and Kristeen Almeida Richardson of Springfield, Mo., and five great-nephews, all of who she loved so deeply.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave. Warren.
Burial will be private
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the R.I. Veterans Home, c/o Business Office, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol RI 02809.
Information/ On-line condolences please visit www.wjsmithfh.com