Samuel D. Perra
November 14, 1940 – January 12, 2021
Obituary for Samuel Perra November 14, 1940- January 12, 2021
With deepest sorrow, we announce that Samuel Perra (Sonny), age 80 passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. Those who knew Sam (Sonny), will always remember his energy for hard work and telling you exactly in his style to what’s on his mind. His strong feelings about life’s events were shared with passion and stern convictions. Sam (Sonny) will be missed by his Brother Thomas J. Perra and wife Deborah, Daughter Cindy Barrett and husband John, Stepdaughter Debra Vuono-Burke and husband James, Grandchildren Bobby Weber and wife Valerie, and Kelly Startz and husband Jason, and 4 Great grandchildren Taylor, Chance, Collin and Gage. His wife Thelma past several years ago and was always by his side. When they married, they build a beautiful house together and that is where Sam lived out his life. Sam was born in Westerly, RI and lived his life in Norwich and North Franklin. He worked in construction for over 50 years. When it came to construction projects his sharp wit and experience was available to family, friends and co-workers. In recent years, Sam loved being involved with Franklin Senior Center and the Loyal Order of Moose. Sam loved sports, golf, and working with his hands, and spending time with Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren who loved their Pop-Pop. Memorial contributions can be made to Town of Franklin/Senior Center, 7 Meeting House Hill Road, Franklin, CT 06254 in his name. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday Jan.19, 2021 at 1:00p.m. in St. Sebastian Cemetery 26 Cobblestone Lane, Westerly RI. Social distancing and face masks are recquired. To leave an online tribute or condolence please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com .
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Samuel D. Perra
January 26, 2021
So sorry to hear that Sam has passed. Our deepest condolences.
Officers and Members of Laborers Local 547.
January 18, 2021
I was saddened to here of Sonny's passing. Sonny was a hot ticket and always made your laugh. I remember the parties at his pool he and Thelma would put on, you will be misses Sonny, you were an awesome person.
Rest easy my friend, soar with the Eagles!
January 14, 2021
Dear family and loved ones of Sam Perra,
I am very sorry for your loss. I did not know Sam well, and while we were 1st cousin’s our age difference and geography kept our paths apart. Too bad that we never got together to tell stories about his father (my Uncle Sam).
Rest in piece Dear Cousin.