Keri Lyn Perotti
1991 - 2012
BORN
1991
DIED
2012
FUNERAL HOME
Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home
118 Main Street
Canaan, CT
NORTH CANAAN >> Miss Keri Lyn Perotti, age 21, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2012.
Keri was born March 5, 1991 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and is the daughter of Charles and Bonnie Perotti of North Canaan. Keri was a lifelong Canaan resident who worked as parts manager at her family owned business William Perotti and Sons Plumbing and Heating. She was a 2009 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School where she was a three sport varsity athlete playing soccer, basketball and softball. She was currently attending Northwestern Community College.
Nothing was more important to Keri than the time she spent with family and friends. She was extremely close to her sisters and enjoyed helping to plan and organize their recent weddings. She was an avid Boston Bruins and New York Yankee fan. She took joy in watching and attending their games. The final Yankee game that she attended was last week when she witnessed game three of the division series where the Yankees won in 12 innings against the Baltimore Orioles. She loved attending concerts and telling the story about how she met the Jonas Brothers and One Direction backstage.
Keri took great pride in her community and was a constant presence at fire company functions including parades, the carnival and railroad days. The time she spent with her fire company family also included volleyball picnics, yearly vacations and holiday parties. She loved playing second base for the Captain Crew softball team and cherished the time she spent with her friends.
Her loving family includes her parents, two sisters and their spouses, Shannon and David Mlodzinski of Wethersfield, and Marci and Derek Saunders of Warren. She is also survived by her great aunt Shirley of Sheffield, her aunt Anna Fallon and her husband Jerry, uncle Frank Perotti and his wife Jean all of Canaan; her aunt Ida Leonard and her husband Ronald of Hartsville, Massachusetts; aunt Judith Corbett of Great Barrington, Massachusetts; as well as several cousins. She also leaves behind many close friends and teammates.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 4 Main Street, Canaan. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Newkirk Palmer Funeral Home on 118 Main Street, Canaan. In addition to flowers, donations can be made in Keri's name to the North Canaan Fire Company or North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
Published by The Register Citizen from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2012.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. May she rest in peace.
Donna Ellis
October 28, 2012
Dear Charlie, Bonnie and Family
Although you don't remember me I want to send my deepest sympathies to all of you. I grew up in Canaan and raised my children in Canaan. Through all of these years I would hear and see all the good things you've done for all the people of Canaan. You have passed all these values on to your daughters. No parent should have to say good bye to a child. But with all the good values you passed on to Kerri you can be sure she's up in heaven sharing all the these things and more with all the other angels. Good Bless you and your family.
Sheila Bassett
October 21, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
VALERIE ANGELL
October 19, 2012
Bob and I just heard the sad news..Our thoughts are with you all..
October 19, 2012
Dear Bonnie and Charlie,
I will always remember the smiley faced girl who sat in the front row of my math class. She was a beautiful child who added so much to the class. I am so lucky to have known her. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. Marilyn
Marilyn Schneider
October 18, 2012
Dear Bonnie, Charlie and Family,
I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Annette (Fleming) LaTour
October 18, 2012
Charlie, Bonnie & Family
So sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Debbie Farnum-Clay
October 18, 2012
Dear Bonnie,Charlie,and family. We are both so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Keri is in Gods hands now,and he will protect her and guide her. God Bless all of you and Keri. Rest in peace Keri.
Love
Fred and Helen Duryea
October 18, 2012
Bonnie, Charlie, Shannon and Marci. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Dawn/Jim Spadaccini
October 18, 2012
Shannon and family.....may your memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.
Teresa Giolito
October 17, 2012
Charlie & Bonnie so very sorry for your loss
Donna
October 17, 2012
my thoughts and prayersare with you
Arlene Missaggia Stedman
October 17, 2012
My heart goes out to you all.
Karen Hansen
October 17, 2012
Loosing a child is unimaginable.I don't
know if I could handle it myself.Stay strong.
Preston Tinker
October 17, 2012
Dear Marci and family,
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved sister.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Kate Rouleau-Downey
October 17, 2012
Dear Bonnie, Charlie, Shannon and Marci,
I did not know Keri except through all of the loving stories that Bonnie would tell at school.Words cannot express my deepest condolences. When I went through a difficult time Bonnie was a wonderful friend who listened and sometimes handed a kleenex when needed. You are a wondeful family filled with love and strength and I know that this is what will get you through the difficult days ahead.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Renee Fleming
Renee Fleming
October 17, 2012
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with your family.
LeeAnn Fleming-Hand
October 17, 2012
Shannon,
I am so sad for you and your family. Although I can only imagine the hole you feel in your heart right now, I hope someday Keri's spirit will fill it again. You are in my thoughts. Marnie
Marnie Paulus
October 17, 2012
THE LOSS OF A CHILD IS THE HARDEST THING TO FACE IN LIFE. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY.
MARGOT MALLORY
October 17, 2012
Keri love you you will be missed !hope there's hot fudge sundeas in heaven
Diana Rivard
October 17, 2012
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. So sad loss of a lovely young lady.
Patsy Garcia
October 17, 2012
Bonnie and family, So sorry to hear of your devistating loss. My heart goes out to you. My prayers go deep. Fondly
Sherry VanDeusen Mallory
October 17, 2012
Ellie Roche
October 17, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ellie Roche
October 17, 2012
My heart broke for you when I saw this. There are no words, except to tell you that you are thought of lovingly.
A CT Mom
October 17, 2012
So so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts....
October 17, 2012
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family and friends at this very difficult time.
Steve & Lisa DeWolf (Friends of Jim M.)
October 17, 2012
This world is a better place because of Keri. Her soul still shines on us, forever brightening the lives of those who knew her.
October 17, 2012
Betty swiderski
October 17, 2012
our toughts and prayers go out to Bonnie Charlie and family Keri will always be remembered so fondlu the Swiderski Family Canaan CT
October 17, 2012
Charlie , Bonnie and Family. We are so sorry for the lose of your daughter Keri. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Mary Hassan
October 17, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during such a sad time. Your loss is mourned by many.
Ellen Cercone
October 17, 2012
Dear Bonnie, Charlie, Shannon and Marci,

It has been many year since I have seen you. Keri was the cutes little girl and her older sisters in high school or going off to college. I have read nothing but wonderful things about Keri and I see that she followed her sister in sports. What a beautiful young lady with a beautiful smile. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. May all the wonderful memories of Keri help get through this. I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. Take it one day at a time and for as long as you need.

Keri Lyn "RIP"

MEG
Mary Ellen Gensch
October 17, 2012
A very special girl with a very special family. My heart goes out to you all. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Pamala McIntire
October 16, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keri will be deeply missed.
Tim, Karen, Ben, Kevin, & Hannah Arel
October 16, 2012
Dear Bonnie, Charlie, and family,
There are no words! Melinda, Geoffrey, Brandon and I are thinking of ALL of you during this time of complete darkness. We wish we knew what to say to help all of you at this time. We hope that everyday you can remember and share one silly, crazy story of Keri's life. We love you and will pray for you. Love, Diane Chinatti, Melinda Carlson, Geoffrey Carlson and Brandon Carlson. XXOOXXOO
October 16, 2012
Thinking of you.
Stephanie Schafer Ramsey
October 16, 2012
The whole Perotti family is in our thoughts and prayers
Cathy & Don Caranci
October 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May your memories of Keri help all of you.
Kaki Schafer Reid and family
October 16, 2012
Bonnie, Charlie and family
It is hard to tell you in words how I feel about your loss. I did not know your daughter but It sounds like she was a very well rounded person. I know she will be greatly missed. It makes me very sad and my heart aches for you. She is in Gods house now and she will be in your hearts for ever. God be with you and yours.
Maggie (Dutcher) Sawyer
October 16, 2012
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE PEROTTI FAMILY. SHE IS AN ANGEL AND WILL ALWAYS WATCH OVER YOU. SHE IS IN OUR HEARTS.
JEAN AND PETER JACQUIER
October 16, 2012
Keri's was a smile that radiated a light from within and commanded a smile back from everyone. May her warm light carry and guide you all through these most difficult times. We love you.
Labbadia Family
October 16, 2012
Dear Charlie and all the Perotti family
My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your daughter, sister, neice, friend, etc.
I will pray for her and your entire family.
With much love,
Donna Mallory
Donna Mallory
October 16, 2012
i have no words to express my sorrow for the family. i only know that keri's memories will help you always. we did not know each others child but we each lost a child and as a parent i know your hurt, call me if you need to talk . my heart is with all of you at this time and always. many many hugs to all . karen [allyn ] brusie
karen brusie
October 16, 2012
our heartfelt sorrow an thoughts 4 ur loss, our prayers with Keri's family, may she rest in peace, art,terry McNamara
October 16, 2012
I have way too many words and memories to put into a single entry, so let me just say that Keri was, and will always be, one of the best friends I could ever have. Many of the best memories of my life were shared with her, and I will always remember how her face would light up, and how her voice sounded as she belted out the words to our favorite songs. She was a strong, caring, hilarious and beautiful person and friend, and there was not a single soul she met that she did not touch. I will miss her dearly, but am comforted by the fact that we all have an amazing guardian angel watching over us. My thoughts and prayers are with the Perotti family at this time, and I wish them all the strength at this terrible time.
Love always.
Brittany Godburn
October 16, 2012
Dear Bonnie, Charlie, Marci and Shannon,
Words seem so inadequate now. They cannot express the depth of our love and prayers for you. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and help you through this time. You have a community of love and support surrounding you--you have all touched the lives of so many and mean so much to us! So many join you in loving your beautiful girl now and always. She will never, ever be far away.
Claudia and George Parsons
October 16, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of u during this difficult time.
Evelyn Tatro
October 16, 2012
Bonnie, Charlie, and family,
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. It has been years since I have seen you, and didn't know your daughter, but wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your wonderful treasured memories of Keri help to comfort you during this very difficult time ... thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Duryea
October 16, 2012
sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers
caroline gandolfo-grey
October 16, 2012
thoughts and prayers to e family very sorry about your loss
caroline gandolfo-grey
October 16, 2012
May the Lord God comfort you and keep you. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Melodie Wood
October 16, 2012
god bless your family in this time of need....Kelsey family
October 16, 2012
Keri was an amazing teammate and friend. I am honored I got to play with her for so many years. She was an amazing young woman who touched so many lives. She will be forever missed. The Perotti Family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Amanda Lindquist
October 16, 2012
My daughter played on the Northwest Rovers with Keri...she was such fun and I am sure that she will be missed by everyone she touched! Our family's heart and prayers are with the Perottis. Wendy Cyr and Family (John, Ashley, Mike, and Austin)
Wendy Cyr
October 16, 2012
I didnt know your personally but we both lived in the same town and saw the same things. We met the same people. Rest in peace.
matthew otoole
October 16, 2012
Keri you were such a great friend and always a lot of fun. I don't think I have ever seen you without a smile on your face. You will be truly missed!!!
Helenna Hauser
October 16, 2012
The whole Perotti clan is in my heart, now and forever. Keri was a beautiful soul who has touched so many lives in a profound way! I will never forget playing basketball with Keri since I was in 4th grade.

All my love and prayers are sent your way <3
Lynzie Adams
October 16, 2012
Bonnie, Charlie, Shannon and Marci, Vinnie and I want you to know that your family has touched our lives in so many ways through the years. Your loss is our loss also. Please know that Keri will live forever in our hearts and memories forever. We Love you! Joette & Vinnie Viscariello
October 16, 2012
Bonnie, Charlie, Shannon, and Marci I'm sadden to hear of the loss of Keri! You guys are in my thoughts an prayers! Hugs to all
Stacey Stambaugh
October 16, 2012
Bonnie and Charlie,
My heart aches for you at this time. Please know you are in my thoughts and in my heart always.

Jan
October 16, 2012
Keri you were a great person. Always had a smile in your face. School was great having you around picking on Jordan :) I hope your at peace. Love and miss you <3
Corrine Zerbarini
October 16, 2012
my thoughts and prayers are with the perotti family. You were such a young beautiful girl with a whole life ahead of you. You will be missed dearly!
October 16, 2012
Keri will be greatly missed. I am so blessed to have known her. To the Perotti family and Keri's extended network of friends, my prayers are with you. I will always remember going to concerts and spending time with Keri.
Christine Y
October 16, 2012
Keri u were a good person and will be dearly missed. ur always in my heart. love you!
Angel Mclellan
October 16, 2012
my name is brenda missaggia i understand keri was my cousin im bert missaggia's daughter and angela fungos granddaughter im sorry i didnt get a chance to get to know keri i wish i had!! my condolences
brenda missaggia
October 16, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 16, 2012
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