Patti Jeanne Peluso

July 9, 1962August 26, 2013
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Patti Jeanne Peluso, who brought so much joy into the world, passed away on 26 August 2013. Patti believed that fun was of the essence. And she worked full time to make people happier. If you were down, Patti would bring you up with a smile, massage, or words of support. She delighted in being with family and friends, dancing, adoring certain figures (ranging from Tom Cruise to George Clooney to Bob Harper), and was devoted to the Guiding Light Soap Opera (taking careful notes on each episode). Special Olympics held a cherished place in her heart. She competed in swimming, bocce ball, and bowling. When her mother was ill, Patti helped care for her and kept her going. Her close and loving relationship with her father was admired by all. Patti possessed enthusiasm for many things - she will be remembered for her calling out, "I won, I won." She did win , and so did all of us for her being in this world with her.

Patti is survived by her father, Louis J. Peluso; sisters, Marta Peluso (George Cotkin) San Luis Opisbo, CA and LouAnn Johnson (Adam) Naples, Fl; three nephews, Adam(Christina), Erik(Susan) both from Naples, FL, Ande(Kelly) Orlando, Fl. She is also survived by 9 great nieces and nephews, Braden, Chase, Casey, Gracie, Owen, Knox, Taylor, Emma and Harper. She was predeceased by her Mother, Patsy A. Peluso and her brother Terry Richard Peluso.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6 ~ 8pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Patti’s life will be held on Friday, August 30 at 12:30pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial in Patti’s name to: Special Olympics, 2663 Airport Road S, Suite D101, Naples, FL 34112 , The Alzheimer’s Support Network, 600 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Celebration of LIfe Friday, August 30, 2013

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Craig Barrow

September 12, 2013

To The Peluso Family.....every memory I have of Patti Jean brings a smile and joy to my soul. Heaven has gained what we have lost. Prayers and blessings to Lou and family.

September 9, 2013

" Thank you for allowing us to participate in the life and care of Patti. Our deepest sympathies are with Patti's family, from all of us at Assisting Hands Home Care."

Paul Peluso

September 1, 2013

I will always remember how welcome Patti made me feel when we visited her in New Brighton. Thank you Patti for the smiles, you will be missed.

Jennifer Halliday

August 31, 2013

Dear Peluso Family,
I don't know if you will remember me ,but I helped coach Patti for the Special Olympics for a few years when we first met at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. I also visited your home so Patti and I could take walks on the beach. Patti was a true inspiration to me. I never saw her angry, frustrated on occasion , but never angry. She brought so many smiles to our Ritz-Carlton family, either in the ICU taking meal tickets or performing at the RCN talent shows.My memory of Patti's version of "You Light up My Life" complete with ASL still brings tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. I feel truly honored to have had the opportunity to know Patti and to have been a part of her life. Thank you for sharing your wonderful daughter with so many of us. She made my life brighter in so many ways,
Jennifer Halliday

Uncle Frank Peluso

August 31, 2013

Patti was a big part of my life. her sunshine will always light my way. I will see you again someday. I love you Patti, Uncle Frank

Joe Freni

August 31, 2013

Patti was one of the many incredible, positive personalities that contributed to the greatness of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Always a smile and genuine concern for everyone she touched. A remarkable person. My pleasure to have known her.

August 30, 2013

We love you Patti, you will forever be in our hearts.
Aunt Mary Louise & Uncle Dick from Arizona

Barb Singer-Boocher

August 30, 2013

Such a happy loving soul. O, those hugs. I am a better person for knowing her!

Kim Cutler

August 30, 2013

I will always have a special place in my heart for Patti.
She was such a sweet soul & just lit up a room anytime she walked in!
I 1st met Patti when she worked at the Ritz Carlton-she would help us in the Pastry Dept. scoop cookies-but mostly kept us laughing & smiling w/her beaming personality...
We remained friends after I left Naples & moved to Atlanta...
She came to my wedding & even caught the bouquet! What a day for both of us!
I always looked forward to getting her annual letter w/all her activities for the previous year-what a busy gal!
She touched so many lives-all for the better...
My heart goes out to her whole family & I will keep everyone in my thoughts & prayers.
Much love,
Kim Cutler

August 30, 2013

On behalf of my son, Shawn Denton, I want to express our sympathy to all the members of Patti's family. As members of The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled (FDD)we have known Patti for 13 years. Her love of life and the sheer joy she expressed in all things was an inspiration to all her friends. We know that God will find a special place for this much honored Special Olympian. May God strengthen and comfort the family at this sad time in their lives.