Patti Jeanne Peluso, who brought so much joy into the world, passed away on 26 August 2013. Patti believed that fun was of the essence. And she worked full time to make people happier. If you were down, Patti would bring you up with a smile, massage, or words of support. She delighted in being with family and friends, dancing, adoring certain figures (ranging from Tom Cruise to George Clooney to Bob Harper), and was devoted to the Guiding Light Soap Opera (taking careful notes on each episode). Special Olympics held a cherished place in her heart. She competed in swimming, bocce ball, and bowling. When her mother was ill, Patti helped care for her and kept her going. Her close and loving relationship with her father was admired by all. Patti possessed enthusiasm for many things - she will be remembered for her calling out, "I won, I won." She did win , and so did all of us for her being in this world with her.
Patti is survived by her father, Louis J. Peluso; sisters, Marta Peluso (George Cotkin) San Luis Opisbo, CA and LouAnn Johnson (Adam) Naples, Fl; three nephews, Adam(Christina), Erik(Susan) both from Naples, FL, Ande(Kelly) Orlando, Fl. She is also survived by 9 great nieces and nephews, Braden, Chase, Casey, Gracie, Owen, Knox, Taylor, Emma and Harper. She was predeceased by her Mother, Patsy A. Peluso and her brother Terry Richard Peluso.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6 ~ 8pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Patti's life will be held on Friday, August 30 at 12:30pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial in Patti's name to: Special Olympics, 2663 Airport Road S, Suite D101, Naples, FL 34112 , The Alzheimer's Support Network, 600 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102.