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Maria E. (Fornia) Perroncello

April 4, 1924 ~ November 12, 2017 (age 93)

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Maria E. (Fornia) Perroncello, age 93 passed away peacefully in her home. Maria was a lifelong Cohasset resident married to the late Ralph Perroncello, her late husband of sixty-one years.


Maria was an avid artist, known locally for sea shell and drift wood personalized mementos crafted from her many collecting visits to Martha’s Vineyard and strolls along the Cohasset coastline. Maria is survived by three children and their spouses, Dona and Walter Pihl of Scituate, Elena and Gary Dear of Chelmsford and Peter and Catherine Perroncello of Pembroke. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Gregory, Jennifer, Christina, Lisa and Katie, and two great grand-children, Izzy and Madison.


In her other spare time, she handily wove woolen rugs, knitted, painted and amassed a collection of Zuni turtles. She was active with the seniors in Cohasset, and her fellow parishioners of St. Antony’s Church community.


Maria was a strong willed independent woman. Her passing marks another turnover for a native Cohasset family.


A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday November 18, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Church, Cohasset. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ralph Perroncello VFW Post 9146 scholarship fund, c/o VFW Post, 98 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. 02025. 

 Service Information

Memorial Mass
November 18, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

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