Mary (Gallucci) Peyron
Mary Michela (Gallucci) Peyron, 86, of Naples, FL, formerly of Brookfield, CT, passed peacefully with her family at her side on February 23, 2014.
Born May 27, 1927 in Danbury, CT, Mary graduated from Danbury High School, Saint Vincent's School of Nursing in Bridgeport, CTt and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Mary had a celebrated career as a registered nurse with an advanced degree in psychology. She served as Head Nurse on many hospital units in Danbury and Bridgeport including serving as the Head Nurse of two psychiatric units at Danbury Hospital.
Mary and her loving husband, Bill raised two beautiful children in Brookfield, CT and then moved to Marco Island, FL in 1989 for some new life adventures. Mary and Bill built a house on the water on Marco Island and enjoyed many days of swimming and sunshine. In 2002 Mary and Bill moved from Marco Island to Naples.
Mary continued nursing in Florida working both as a registered nurse and as a nurse educator training certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses. Mary also tirelessly volunteered giving flu shots and taking blood pressures throughout her community. For a change of pace, Mary got her realtor's license and dabbled in real estate sales enjoying meeting many new people along the way.
In her earlier years, Mary was a varsity athlete in basketball and softball. Along with her husband, she trained to be a pilot, flying Cessna out of Danbury Airport, and in Florida she passed her Coast Guard auxiliary boating course. Mary was fearless and adventuresome and she loved to travel and enjoy new experiences. Mary was an avid reader and journalist and a technophile forever learning new things about computer programs and technology. Mary was on the Board of the Naples FreeNet where she worked to help fellow technophiles use technology.
Most of all, Mary was known as a loving, selfless and generous mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, Rose and Charles Gallucci; and her siblings, Gloria, Charles, and William.
Mary is survived by her loving children, William of Fort Myers, FL and Marie of Cross River, NY; her husband, Bill; her son-inlaw, Ron Crispi; her beautiful grandsons, Michael and Matthew, also of Cross River, NY; her brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Nancy Gallucci of Danbury, CT; and many beautiful nieces and nephews.
Mary will be heart achingly missed by all the loved ones she leaves behind.
A funeral service will be held at Hodges Funeral Home, 525 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL, on Tuesday, March 4th at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, she will be laid to rest at Naples Memorial Gardens.