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Eileen Perrelli

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Published in October 2021

Eileen Perrelli, 67, of Norfolk, MA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Nicholas Perrelli of Norfolk, MA. They were happily married for 40 years. Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Miami, she was the daughter of the late George and Marie (Maggiore) Paxton.

A Tulane University alumni, Eileen spent the entirety of her adult life as an early childhood educator until her retirement in February 2020. In addition to her passion for teaching young children, she loved nothing more than being in the company of her dogs and a good book. She was easily loved by everyone she met and had a strong group of friends, especially within her book club and Bible study.

She had an astute, perceptive understanding of everyone around her, even animals. Her compassion, selflessness, patience, and genuine kindness will be remembered and eternally felt by all those who have been lucky to know her and be in her presence. As a mother and wife, she exemplified what it means to show unconditional love and unending support.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Dominic Perrelli and his wife Jessica of Wrentham, MA and Anna Marie Allaire and her husband Brian of Stoughton, MA. She also leaves her sisters, Kathleen Baylis and Patricia Paxton, and her brother, Michael Paxton of Miami, FL.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 12th at 10 AM in Saint John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Franklin, MA.

Visiting hours are Monday, October 11th from 4 – 7 PM in the O’Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574, in memory of Eileen would be greatly appreciated.

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O’Neill Funeral Home
Monday, October 11, 2021
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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3102 Mendon Rd.
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

Saint John Vianney Church
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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3609 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery – Franklin
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
11:30 AM
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175 Beaver Street
Franklin, MA 02038