Sarah Augliera Perrelli, 78, of Milford

Sarah Augliera Perrelli passed away peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Sunday, June 2, 2013 after a 2-year battle with cancer. The long-time resident of Milford, CT, was 78. Her husband of 44 years, Vincent Perrelli, Sr. died in 1999.

The daughter of the late Paul and Maria Estelle (Zumbo) Augliera was born in New Haven on February 8 1935.

She was a graduate of Hillhouse High School and a former employee of Southern New England Telephone Company and the Milford Citizen. She managed V. Perrelli Tile and Marble Co. until 2012.

Mrs. Perrelli was one of the first parishioners of Christ the Redeemer Church in Milford where she was past president of the Ladies Guild. She was an avid bingo player at St. Mary’s and Knights of Columbus in Milford.

She is survived by her children Sally Rogers Hart of Florida, Vincent Perrelli, Jr. of Maryland; Paul M. Perrelli, Sr. and Maria DeTullio, both of Milford, CT. and nine grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Also, she is survived by a brother, Anthony Augliera of West Haven, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Pauline Gagliardi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 5th (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH) at 10:30 am at Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Rd., Milford, CT 06460. Interment immediately following at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford. Friends and family may call on Tuesday (TODAY), June 4th from 4 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, a charity long supported by Mrs. Perrelli, or to CT. Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. 06405.

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