New London - Pauline (Benvenuti) Peroni of 581 Pequot Ave., New London, formerly of 210 Thames St., New London, passed away on May 28, 2012.
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She was born in New London, the daughter of Mary D. (Ferro) and Augustus Benvenuti. In keeping with Mrs. Peroni's wishes, her age was to remain a mystery.
Pauline married Augustus V. Peroni on Oct. 7, 1946, in New Haven. He died on July 14, 1986.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her three brothers, Richard V., Augustus Jr., and Walter C. Benvenuti.
Mrs. Peroni attended local schools and was a graduate of the New London Business College. She was an executive secretary at the Whiton Machine Co., and Terry Steam Turbine Co., for 28 years. She later worked as a receptionist at the former Butler Chevrolet in New London.
Mrs. Peroni was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW, AARP, and the Dante Alighieri Society. She and her husband loved to travel around the United States and to Italy. She and her husband taught Italian cooking through the New London Adult Education program. Mrs. Peroni also taught Italian language classes for many years through Dante Alighieri and New London Adult Education. Over the years she would get together with friends to play card games. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, New London, and also sang with the Italian Choir at St. Joseph's.
She shared many holidays, family celebrations, and important events with her niece, Charlotte B. Curcio and her husband, Nicholas S. Curcio. She also took pride in sharing events with her great-nephews, their wives, and families, Nicholas R. and Elizabeth Curcio, Robert A. and Nancy Curcio, Thomas J. and Susan Curcio. "Auntie" as she was referred to, was always welcomed to family gatherings, especially when she brought her well-liked Italian mushrooms. Auntie enjoyed watching both Yankees and Red Sox baseball games. She especially enjoyed watching the UConn women's basketball team whenever their games were televised.
A note of special appreciation is extended to her "family" and staff at the Bacon & Hinckley Home, especially to Brenda, Roy, Terry, Paula, Sally, and Meta. Their kindness and caring toward Mrs. Peroni was very evident over the recent years. The family also wishes to thank the caregivers from Hospice Southeastern Connecticut and Home Instead who allowed Auntie to remain in familiar settings and to pass with dignity.
The funeral procession will assemble at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. There will be a calling hour from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Southeastern Connecticut, the
, or St. Joseph Church.
Condolence messages may be left on Mrs. Peroni's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue New London, CT 06320
Published in The Day on May 30, 2012