Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Mary Louise Peret

April 14, 1953January 4, 2020

Mary L. Simpson Peret 1953 - 2020 The Angels came and took Mary Louise Simpson Peret to heaven Saturday, January 4 after a short bout with leukemia. Mary was born 4/14/1953 to the late Leonard and Blanche (Duff) Simpson in Niagara Falls, New York. She lived in Niagara Falls till she married Alfred R Peret from Groton and eventually moved to Norwich where she unexpectedly found a great aunt, Mary Jane Roy and other family members who worked at the once booming textile mills of Norwich. Mary is survived by her husband Alfred, son Patrick, his wife Marybeth and grand-daughter Aurora Mae. Also sister Gloria Welch and family, brother Robert Simpson and family and Michael Simpson and his family. Brother Michael in 2009 gave Mary the gift of life by donating a kidney to the New England Kidney exchange program for Mary. Mary received a kidney transplant less than 24 hours after Michael's donation. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by a younger sister Kathleen. Mary loved to bake, sew and entertain her grand-daughter and friends. She was also a member of the Thames Valley Rockhounds of Ledyard and the Meriden Mineral Society. The family would like to thank to Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital and DaVita Dialysis Clinic in Norwich for outstanding care over the years. Calling hours for Mary will Wednesday, January 8 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich. A short service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday at the funeral home, January 9 before burial at Maplewood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Mary Louise Peret

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Vicki McNallen

January 18, 2020

Mary touched my life in so many ways. I will never forget her words of kindness, her hugs, and her gratitude for life. I am a better person for having known her.

Susan Seeman

January 9, 2020

Al, we are very sorry about the loss of Mary. Mary was a lovely woman and we always looked forward to seeing her at games. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Susan and Chuck Seeman

John & Donna Mortensen

January 7, 2020

There are angels among us!! Mary was the kindest, most gentle person we have ever known. We shared so many special & beautiful memories over the last 45 years ~ we were so blessed to call her friend. She is and will always be in our hearts forever!!

Angela Cavese

January 7, 2020

Rest in peace my beautiful friend. You were a class act and loved by so many. The memories of our lifelong friendship will carry me through until we meet again.
Angela Cavese