John L. Perreault (69) passed peacefully on April 5, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at Cornerstone Hospice House in The Villages, Florida, after a courageous battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Theresa E. (Davignon). He leaves behind his son Randy B. Perreault and his wife Vicky L (Fillion) and their three sons Corey, Riley and Baley of Navarre, FL; and by his daughter Jennifer L. (Perreault) Pease and her two daughters Emilie and Elivia of Westfield, MA. He was also survived by his brother, Bruce Perreault and his wife Deborah of Sorrento, FL and sister Aida Bissonnette and her husband Leonard of Brooklyn, CT; great grandchildren Mila and Cruz; and 6 nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his father Lucien J. Perreault (1995) and Aida C. Miller (1998).
John graduated from Killingly High School in 1964 and obtained his electrical certification from Harvard H. Ellis Tech in 1965. He went on to a distinguished career of 35 years as an outside plant supervisor with AT&T Longlines and retired at the age of 53. He then went on to work for Qwest Communications for 10 years before formally retiring.
John raised his family and lived in Westfield, MA for 41 years before relocating with his cherished wife to enjoy their retirement in The Villages, Florida in 2012. No one enjoyed life “under the dome” as much as John. He was an avid golfer who managed to play every course in The Villages and took on a job as a starter at three of them for the love of the game. He enjoyed going for morning coffee with his buddies, taking in an afternoon movie, and listening to music and dancing in the square with his wife and friends in the evenings. His favorite band was Rocky and the Rollers and rarely missed a show. He was a devoted husband and a loving family patriarch who always gave so generously of himself to his children and grandchildren. He was a great friend to so many and touched the lives of everyone he met. He always smiled from his eyes and he will never be forgotten.
The family will be planning a celebration of life memorial service and ask that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Cornerstone Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162