BARRE - Kathleen L. Perantoni, 97, a longtime resident of Murray Street, died Monday morning, Dec. 10, 2012, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Born Feb. 12, 1915, in Waterbury, she was the daughter of John and Jeanie (Dustan) Lyon. She came with her family as a child to Barre, attending Barre schools and graduating from Spaulding High School in 1932.
She had been married to Olvero Perantoni, and they later divorced.
In earlier years she had worked for the Archibald Peisch and Co. accountants. From 1971 until her retirement in 1994, she was employed at the former Granite Savings Bank, working in their Trust Department.
She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre and its Elwood Club, singing in the chancel choir and directed the youth choir of the church and had been a Brownie and Girl Scouts leader. A member of the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra for many years, as a violinist, she played in her last concert at the Barre Opera House this past October. An avid reader, she also enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her daughter, Martha J. Perantoni, of Evergreen, Colo., and three sons, Edward J. Perantoni and his wife, Lu, of Chesterfield, Mo., Robert D. Perantoni, of Lovettsville, Va., and Alan O. Perantoni and his wife, Tracie Bunton, of Fairfield, Pa.; three grandchildren, Debbie, Kristy and Gian, and three great-grandchildren, Alex, Natalie and Joey; and more distant relatives.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Nora Lyon Simpson and Jean Lyon Taylor.
Her life will be remembered and celebrated Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Interment will be made in the Hope Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, P.O. Box 425, Montpelier, VT 05601, or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.