Obituary of Gloria Peragine
Gloria Peragine, 94, passed away on Monday, May 11th at Yale New Haven Hospital. A resident of Madison House in Madison CT, Gloria died of Covid-19. Born in the Bronx and a graduate of James Monroe High School, Gloria married the love of her life, Vito Peragine, on January 27,1946. They remained married for 47 years until his death in 1993. Gloria spent the majority of her life in Paramus NJ, before moving to Madison, CT in 2014. While in NJ, she was an active member of The Paramus Women’s Club and St. Luke’s Church in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ; A devout Catholic, her faith carried her through many losses in her life. An avid gardener, sun worshipper and amazing cook, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Above all, Gloria was passionate about family. Gathering around the table on Sundays and holidays created memories that will last forever. The love she showed her family is something we will always cherish. She lived her life fully, took nothing for granted and found pleasure and gratitude in the smallest things. She was so proud of her family and was loved beyond compare. Gloria was predeceased by her parents (Frank and Theresa Tinelli), her husband (Vito), brothers (Joseph, Louis and Frank Tinelli) and her companion of 14 years, (Frank Gasparri). Gloria leaves behind her three children: Tonia Rau of Bedminster, NJ, Terese Phillips (Robin) of Madison, CT and Joseph Peragine (Christine) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; seven adoring grandchildren: Stacey Vozeh (Chris), Jamie Martin (Spencer), Jennifer Rau, Kristen Smith (David), Richard Rau, Joseph Peragine Jr. (Paige), and James Peragine (Brooke); three great-grandchildren: Vivienne Smith, Simon and Sebastian Vozeh; and many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial mass will be celebrated in her honor at a date yet to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Palliative Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, Attn: Office of Development/Alison Smith Marcinek - Yale New Haven Hospital, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508-9979.