June 18, 1927 – May 10, 2020
Carmen (Fontes) Perrone, 92, of Hartford, beloved wife for 63 years of Anthony Perrone, Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2020 from the Covid-19 virus. Born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil on June 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late José and Celina (de Albuquerque) Fontes. She met her husband while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. They were married in 1947 in Hartford at the old St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Carmen became a U.S. citizen in 1956. Prior to her retirement, she worked for 47 years for The Hartford Insurance Company. A loving mother and grandmother, Carmen will be forever missed by her son, Bruce R. Perrone and wife Mary Anne of Wethersfield and her adored grandson, Arragon C. Perrone of Springfield, VA. She also leaves two sisters, Dolores Fontes Livingston of Dallas, TX and Hilda Fontes Pinto of Brazil, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Tony; her brother, Alberto Fontes and his wife Grenauta; and brothers-in-law, Del Livingston and Carlos Pinto. The family would like to thank the staff of MapleView Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rocky Hill for the kindness and wonderful care they provided Carmen this past year and a half. Due to the current health crisis, funeral services and burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery will be private. Memorial donations in Carmen’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield is assisting the family. To share a memory of Carmen, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
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May 14, 2020
Bruce and family - So sorry to see the loss of your mom - During these very trying times, remember to keep all the great memories you shared with each other. I will keep your mom in my prayers - Tom
May 14, 2020
Bruce and family, I am so sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was always a kind, thoughtful, caring woman. I will always remember her visits to the JCPenney Salon. My deepest condolensces. God bless all of you. Wendy Hunt
Rev. George Couturier
May 14, 2020
Dear Bruce and family...I express my sincerest sorrow and prayers during this time of loss and grief for your beloved mother Carmen. She will be remembered at our weekend Mass here at St. Josephine Bakhita this Sunday on Facebook. Peace and blessings!!
Fr George Couturier