Celebrating the life of Robert F. Perino
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Slate Hill, NY
Another angel was brought to heaven. Robert F. Perino, dearly loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. On January 26 around 8:00 in the evening, Bob passed away in his home surrounded by his family. Son of Lawrence R. Perino and Catherine A. Reilly, Robert was born in Nyack, New York and raised in Nanuet where the Perino's Market legacy began. Started by his father and with Bob working by his side for many years, the Perino name and establishment became well respected in the community. Several years later, Bob became the owner of his own store, the one in our very own Slate Hill, New York. Bob worked night and day and when he wasn't working, he was a coach of his son’s baseball teams. Also, he was a supportive and loving role model for his daughters. He enjoyed spending time with his kids. He took them fishing, on vacations, and on little adventures that created heartwarming memories. Although Bob did not realize it, his constant presence and support to the community became the best thing for many people. He was a loyal, supportive, and inspirational man that continues to be the best kind of friend anyone could ever ask for. His conversations in the back room of Perino's Market with anyone who was fortunate enough to partake in, became lifelong lessons. Those people that got to know Bob and traded stories with him are the lucky ones.
Bob was a gentle, peaceful and loving man who was never judgmental. He
was there to talk to and give precious advice for people in their time of need, or to just crack a joke to put a smile on their face. He wanted nothing more but a lifelong friendship with anybody he met. The man was simply about happiness and kindness to his fellow man. He valued the smiles and interactions with his customers so much more than any money that was spent in his store. Our sweet Bob is gone but never will be forgotten. He touched so many hearts words can't even begin to describe. He lives on through our hearts and spirits and of course our stories that will be passed on to generations to come. We are so thankful for everything he has done. He would not want us to mourn but only to celebrate the times we shared with him. He would not want us to cry because he knows that one day we'll meet again. He has a little Perino's Market in Heaven for us and for many it's going to be our first stop for coffee when we get there.
He leaves behind his dearest loved ones: his loving wife of forty seven years, Ingrid; his daughter Wendy A. McGovern and her husband Joe; daughter Kristi L. Perino; his son Robert L. Perino and fiance Sarah C. Benton; his son Jeffrey M. Perino and his companion Terri Faber; his grandchildren Glen Zabriskie and his wife Amy J., Alissa S. Lloyd, Steven C. Lloyd, and Briana L. Zabriskie.; his two great grandchildren Emma K. Zabriskie "Little Bill" and 2 month old Brady R. Zabriskie; his brother Larry V. Perino and his sister, Donna L. Scott; his nephew Kevin Perino and his wife Krista and their three daughters, Candice, Lauren and Angelina, his best friend George
Carey and last but not least his two pets and little buddies, Sonny and Sadie. Farewell dear Bob (Pop) you will be so missed. Thank you for everything.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross R.C. Church, South Centerville, New York with Father Robert Porpora officiating. Cremation will be private.
Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. www.applebee-mcphillips.com
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