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Robert A Peretti of Belmont died on June 28 at age of 98. He was born in Boston in 1921, the son of Joseph and Florence Peretti. He leaves his loving wife Mary Kennedy Peretti. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Tillson Peretti in 1992. He took pleasure in being surrounded by family and is survived by five children: Robert A. Peretti, Jr., Pamela Roberts, Deborah Peretti, Jean McKenney, and MaryLu Klum. He also has seven step-children: Kathleen Becker, Chris. Kennedy, Jr., Judith Higgins, John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Richard (Ratt) Kennedy, and Mary Kate Kennedy. He was predeceased by his step-son James Kennedy. He has eleven grandchildren and eight great-grand children.
Robert is a graduate of Northeastern University. He joined the US Navy in 1942. He served in WW II. After serving in the Navy, he returned to work in the family business, the LJ Peretti Co of Park Sq in Boston. He was the third generation to run this family business. He was well know for his tobacco blending and pipe making. He was active in his church, All Saints Episcopal Church of Belmont. He was an avid sailor, he also enjoyed gardening and painting boats and seascapes in both watercolors and oil paints.
Visiting hours will be held in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Road Belmont (Cushing Sq) on Friday, July 5 at 5:00 -7:00 PM. A funeral will be held on Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Corner of Clark and Common Street, Belmont.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Clark St, Belmont, MA or Angel Fund for ALS Research (theangelfund.org).