Louis P. Peranzi

September 17, 1952February 27, 2019
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Louis P. “Lou” Peranzi, age 66, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019, after valiantly fighting a two-year battle with cancer. Lou passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Kim C. (McCarthy) Peranzi to whom he was married for 36 years. Born in Pawtucket, RI, the son of the late Louis P. and the late Angela (Zona) Peranzi he was a longtime resident of Rehoboth. A graduate of Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket and Providence College he worked for 36 years at Amica Insurance, retiring as an executive in the I.T. Department. A passionate outdoorsman, he was happiest while fishing wherever they were biting, most recently at Moose Pond in Maine with his son John. Lou was an accomplished amateur woodworker, spending countless hours crafting beautiful handmade furniture in his home workshop. A lifelong Steelers fan, he was lucky to have a robust sense of humor - much needed deep in Patriots territory! Dedicated to serving others, he remained active in Boy Scouts from youth through adulthood and more recently served as a committed volunteer at McAuley House. An enthusiastic father and husband, he traveled all over North America to visit his constantly-moving children.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Catherine Peranzi of Gardiner, ME; two sons, Nicholas Peranzi and his wife Rachel of New Haven, CT and John Peranzi of Dighton; one sister, Kathleen Downing and her children, James Downing and Michaela Kent. Lou was predeceased by his brother John Peranzi. His visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00PM in the Rehoboth Congregational Church, 139 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. In “Lou” of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to McAuley House, PO Box 73195, Providence, RI 02907 or Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main St., Bridgton, ME 04009. For tributes and directions,


  • McAuley House
  • Lakes Environmental Association


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Annie Silvia

March 17, 2019

Dear Kim and family:
I was so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. I remember him as a funny, kind, and gentle man and ready to fit right in with the McCarthy crew and friends!! I hope your memories comfort you and put a smile your face.

So sorry I couldn’t be at the service.

Donna Canuel

March 10, 2019

Kim and children, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. May God give you the strength and peace through this most difficult time. Keep in your hearts all the happy memories and he will always be with you. Love, Donna


March 9, 2019

With Deep Compassion and Everlastong Love, I send this to you dear Kim and to your children.
I was so inspired by Lou's fervent fight for life! You and your family will always be held in my heart with unending friendship.
Whether it was you, Kim, greeting our guests at McAuley House or Lou with his focus on the pots and pans - (equally important) - (and some times with the help of your children).... your family's dedication to the "poor" is hard to match.
In my Soul, you will always be remembered in my prayers.
So much love.... Sister Joan

John F Jasionowski

March 9, 2019

To the Family of "Louie", I was a classmate of his in High School at SRA ,We had many an adventure then, he was always smiling or telling a joke ,I too suffer at the hands of Patriot Fans being a Packer Fan, wishing you warm memories John Jasionowski "JAZ" Class of "70" ST Raphael Academy

Mike Thomas

March 7, 2019

Kim, Nick, John, and Catherine,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Lou and his involvement with Troop 13. He was a pillar of the troop and was instrumental in its success. He helped make things happen. You are all very special to me, Denise, and our sons Josh, Matt, and Steve. We share your loss and hope you find comfort in the memories of a wonderful father and friend.

Linda Cummiskey Pichette

March 7, 2019

Kim and Family,
I'm sorry to hear the news...May all the great memories bring you some comfort during these hard times. Lou will be missed by many.
Linda (friend of Amica family)

Rich McLaughlin

March 7, 2019

Kim and family,
So sad to learn of Lou’s passing. He was one of the truly great guys who made Amica so special. May your memories sustain you. Thinking of you and saying a prayer for Lou. God bless.

Lucia Bulgar

March 6, 2019

Extending my most heartfelt sympathy to the Peranzi family.
As my supervisor at Amica, Lou was an amazing man with the kindest heart. Rest In Peace, Lou.
Lucia & Steve Bulgar

Brenda Walker

March 6, 2019

I first met Lou in our Amica bowling league many years ago. When he & Kim (who I played softball with) started dating he also came to some of our softball events too. Great sense of humor, always with a smile, one of the good guys! May the good times and memories far outweigh the sadness in all your hearts at this time. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

Kath Silvia

March 2, 2019

Dear Kim and family,
I am so sad to hear this news. Lou was a great friend. We shared lots of happy times and many laughs; that’s how I’ll remember him. Love and prayers to all during this difficult time.
God Bless you!
Love, Kath