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Amelia Rose (Peretti) Segalla

AMENIA — Amelia Rose (Peretti) Segalla, 96, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2021, surrounded by her loving daughters at Noble Horizons.  She was the widow of John A. Segalla Jr., who predeceased her on June 2, 2011. 

John and Amelia were wed on Oct. 11, 1947.

Amelia was born in North Canaan on Jan. 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Lena (Picchioni) and Fred Peretti. Prior to her marriage, Amelia worked as a private cook for several families in the Northwest Corner. Following her marriage to John, her full-time devotion became her family. 

Amelia was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and friend. Her family always came first. She loved fashion, cooking, interior design, music, dancing and gardening. She put everyone ahead of herself.  

Amelia was also a devoted Catholic. She was formerly a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan and then a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia. 

She is survived by her two daughters,  Linda Rose Segalla and Arlene Marie Segalla, both of Sharon; her brother, Albert Peretti and his wife, Charlotte, of Great Barrington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

She was predeceased by her brother, Fred Peretti; and her nephew, Frankie Peretti.

 A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 7, in St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Joseph’s Church. Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  

Memorial donations may be made to either Life Star, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102 or St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, P.O. Box 897, North Canaan, CT 06018.  

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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