Sarasota, Fla.—Donald (Don) R. Perron, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021. He was born in Plainville, Conn., on June 8, 1932 as the 12th child to a family of 13, which contained an amazing group of men and women that stuck together, all with a passionate love for life, laughter and each other, his family said.
After appropriating a college degree from Dawson Institute, Perron worked in credit investigations and then met the love of his life, Gladys Chasse, whom he married on May 29, 1965. During their sixty-plus years together they both worked for Stanley Home Products, owned/managed rental properties and subsequently purchased a flooring business in Plainville, which became The Shag Barn in 1971 before expanding to Perron’s Flooring Center in 1989. After retiring to Sarasota in 1996 he once again jumped back into flooring sales working for Carpet One, and most recently Abbey Carpet Inn where he finally retired at the age of 84.
Perron is survived by two children, daughter, Robin Perron, of Bristol, Conn., son, Scott D. Perron, daughter in law, Sally Perron, and two grandchildren, Zachary Scott Perron and Morgan Taylor Perron all from Sarasota. In addition, he leaves behind countless numbers of friends, clients and acquaintances including his best friend, Frank “Chick” Ierardi whom he knew for over eighty years, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Perron is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Maria (Csuchor) Perron as well as six brothers, Raymond, Steve, Felix, Bob, Wilfred, Ed and six sisters, Ruby, Della, Beatrice, Evelyn, Dorothy and Lillian. His family said he took great pride in being the last and oldest member of his family to pass, competing as always to the very end.
Perron’s family said no words can express how much he will be missed and that his positive attitude, love for living and personality for people marks forever a life well lived.
The funeral service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2021 at National Cremation Society. A private burial will take place at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later time.