D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Sandra Elaine Peruccio

October 4, 1941February 11, 2020

Sandra E. (Sacchi) Peruccio, 78, of East Hartford, loving wife of 36 years of the late James Peruccio, Sr., peacefully passed away with her caring family by her side on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Manchester on October 4, 1941, a daughter of the late William E. and Katherine (McGrath) Sacchi, she had been a life-long resident of East Hartford. Sandra was a graduate of East Hartford High School, Class of 1959 and was very involved with their class reunions. A devout Catholic, she was a long-time faithful communicant of the former Blessed Sacrament Church, East Hartford. She was an avid reader of mysteries, thrillers, romance novels and watching Charlie Chan or Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies. She worked for many years at CBT in different roles and also at Dalene Flooring. Sandy was a very good ten-pin bowler in several leagues at Silver Lane Bowling Alley in East Hartford. She was an active member of the East Hartford South End Seniors, a Santa’s helper for many years at Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester and participated in East Hartford Park and Recreation swimming programs. She enjoyed her yearly bus trip to Saratoga Racetrack and to her brother and sister in-law’s in Rhode Island. Sandy loved traveling (especially to Disney World, Italy, Bermuda, and most recently Ellis Island) always requesting post cards from her family from wherever they travelled to. In the summer, she was always outside on her deck by the pool and loved being by water. She was especially happy hosting pool parties, cook-outs or an impromptu get together with family, friends and neighbors. It was not unusual to go to her house, find the doors locked only to go round back and see her engrossed in yet another book with a big glass of soda. Her greeting was almost always “Well Hello There”. Her most treasured times were being “Gamma” to her seven adored grandchildren whom she devotedly supported at their games, concerts, and other activities often multiple times and places in a day. She thoroughly enjoyed baby sitting and was always willing to travel to do so. Sandra’s family and friends will treasure and remember her warm laughter, love of fun and generosity. She will be very much missed by her four beloved sons, Dino Peruccio and his wife, Maureen, of Manchester, Edward Peruccio and his wife, Margaret, of South Windsor, Thomas Peruccio of Manchester, James Peruccio, Jr. of South Windsor; her seven cherished and special grandchildren, Kara, Caitlin, Carly, Marissa, Daniel, Sophia, and Adriana. She also leaves a brother, William Sacchi and his wife, Linda, of East Hartford; a sister, Patricia Sacchi in Florida; a brother-in-law, Michael Peruccio and his wife, Peggy, of Coventry; three sisters-in-law, Rosalie Peruccio of East Hartford, Lenora Jordan and her husband, James, of East Hartford, Mary Lee Bogovic and her husband, Edward, of Utah; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Funeral service will be Tuesday (February 18, 2020) with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 am at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmond Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Harford. (Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Tuesday morning). Burial will follow at Silver Lane Cemetery, (Section E), East Hartford. Sandra’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday (February 17, 2020) from 3 – 7 pm at the D’ESOPO-East Harford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandra’s name may be made to the East Hartford South End Senior Center, 70 Canterbury Street, East Hartford, CT 06118. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • East Hartford South End Senior Center


17 February

Public Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

18 February

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

18 February


12:15 pm - 12:25 pm


Sandra Elaine Peruccio

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Helene Champagne

February 17, 2020

May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy to all your family during this sad time.My sons and I were living in the same neighborhood, so we are joining you in prayers for courage and strenght.
God bless you.
Helene, Martin and Matthew Champagne

Jude Sullivan Hersey

February 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. It was always such fun to see Sandy at our class reunions and realize how her involvement in the planning of those events helped to make the gatherings so memorable.
Deep sympathy to her family as they grieve her loving presence.

Gerry Fradianni (Gulino)

February 14, 2020

We had a lot of laughs in High School. She was fun to be with and enjoyed some good times. I really enjoyed Sandy as a friend and classmate. My sincere sympathy to your family.

Cathy (Rataic) Greenwood

February 14, 2020

Sandy was always the life of the party she had a great sense of humor so sad to hear of her passing she is now back with the love of her life Jimmy and making him laugh again. Sending heartfelt prayers to her family RIP Sandy