Kathleen (Kelly) Perrott passed away on March 9, 2020 at Joanne's House Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida after a 15-year battle with multiple myeloma.
She was born in Webster, Mass. on February 20, 1946, daughter of the late Francis and Mary Kelly. Kathleen married Ron on April Fools’ Day in 1967. They resided in Anchorage, Alaska for three years, where she graduated with a degree in education from the University of Alaska. Kathy was a teacher for 35 years in Bennington, Vermont. She taught literally thousands of students the art of business communication all the way from shorthand to typing to computer communications. She gave many hours of her own time to her students, starting work early and leaving late almost every day.
Her fun time was golf. She enjoyed many years of playing with friends at Mt. Anthony Country Club along with Ron and their children. Kathy was an avid Boston sports fan. She was known to cheer so loud just watching TV that people would think she was sitting at the game.
Kathy was fortunate to have the support of an outstanding oncologist in Worcester, Mass., Dr. David Shepro and his staff. She called Dr Shepro's team the miracle workers. With their care and innovation, Kathy believed they gave her an extra 11 years of life.
She is survived by her spouse, Ron, of Bonita Springs, Floridal a son, Tom and his wife, Karen, of Phoenix, Arizona; and a daughter, Kelly Arnold and her husband, Dan Dolloff, of Warwick. She leaves four grandchildren, Alex and Samantha Arnold and Andrew and Katie Perrott. She also leaves her brother, Jack Kelly and his wife, Rita, of Webster, and sisters Patricia Long and her husband, Jack, of Bonita Springs and Jean Claprood and her husband, Donald, of Holden, Mass. and numerous nieces, nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose and Clement Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick. Immediately following the mass, final good-byes and a luncheon will be held at the Greenwood Inn, 1350 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick.
Should anyone wish to share some type of monetary remembrance, the family has asks you send it in Kathy's name to Joanne's House Development Department, Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com.