Thomas J. Perrotti (1925 – 2021)
A lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died peacefully on July 1, 2021. He was 96, having been born on March 20, 1925 to the late Nicholas and Filomena Creaturo Perrotti.
Tom was blessed with 60 years of marriage to his wife Marie Lorusso Perrotti (deceased). This old-school, hard-core Marine had a heart of gold and the determination and courage to fight onward gallantly. Tom dedicated his journey through life to service to his country (United States Marine Corps, Corporal, WWII battle veteran) and community (New Rochelle Police Department, Lieutenant, 35 years). He had great love for his family, golf courses everywhere, and loyal cheers for the Iona Gaels basketball team. Along the way, he taught all of us the value of hard work, pride in the USA, and horizons that one can achieve with focus and dedication. Tom fought some hard battles these past few years, but he did so with humor and commitment to the strength that lies within the human spirit. He was blessed with his beloved brother and sister Nicholas T. Perrotti (deceased) and Camille Wilson, a large and extended family, and a fabulous crew of New Rochelle hometown buddies. The laughs and tales they all shared are endless. He was dearly loved. He will be fondly remembered. He will be forever missed.
Tom is survived by his children Loretta Daniele (Bruce), Ginny Priaulx (Robert) and T.J. Perrotti; grandchildren Mark Priaulx (Taryn), Margo Priaulx, Jillian Priaulx, Nicholas Perrotti, Giovanni Perrotti; great-grandchildren Lucas and Dean Priaulx. Our family extends profound thanks to the staff at Sunrise Senior Living for their care and compassion these past six years.
Visiting will be Tuesday July 6th, 4-8 PM at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. A funeral mass is scheduled for Wednesday July 7th, 10 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Pelham, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hudson Valley Honor Flight (hvhonorflight.com) and to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation (t2t.org); please honor our veterans and first responders!