SPRINGFIELD – Doris M. (Pilon) Perrault, 87, (1935-2022) passed peacefully at her home October 7, 2022. She was born September 29, 1935, in Springfield, MA, a daughter of the late Oliver and Antoinette (Germaine) Pilon. Doris worked many years in customer service. She enjoyed meeting and helping people wherever and whenever possible. She was employed early on by New England Telephone Company as an accountant clerk, later working various positions in customer service, and worked many years at Stop and Shop, in Feeding Hills before transferring to Westerly, Rhode Island, where she lived for 22 years and retired, before returning to Agawam for the past 6 years. Doris had a passion for music and dancing. She enjoyed a variety of genres, attended local live bands/concerts and was an avid country line dancer. She appreciated her time outdoors – going for walks, tending to her garden, spending time with her friends and family, especially her great-grandchildren. Doris liked to be active. She kept busy shopping for the best deals, cooking new recipes, socializing at the Senior Center, and challenging herself on hikes with her daughter. Doris had a great sense of humor and a way with words. She had even been given a commendation by her local mayor that told her that she had a command of the English language. She however loved her French roots and applied them wherever she could. Doris knew how to have fun and always strived to share it with others. She had a way about her that could not be denied, she knew how to make an impression and was all too happy to bring you along for the ride! She will be dearly missed.
Doris was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Robert Perrault, Sr., who passed in 2009. She is also predeceased by her daughter, Christine Perrault, her siblings Theresa, Leo, Donald and Edward Pilon, and her great-grandson, Nathan Patrick Marrero.
Doris is survived by her elder sister of 10 years, Jeanette Jalbert, son Robert Perrault, Jr. and his wife, Terry, daughter, Carol Carmel and her husband, Stephen. Granddaughters, Ashley Marrero, her husband Angel, Sarah Atamansky, her husband, Gennady, Lindsey Carmel, Rachel Coles; her husband, Dylan. Grandson, John Carmel, three great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Ryan, and Jacinta, her many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat of 9 years, Lila.
Calling hours for Doris will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 4-7PM at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main St., Agawam. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 20th, beginning at 9:00AM at the funeral home with a Funeral Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite, to be celebrated at 10:30AM, at St. Martha Church, Enfield, CT. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA. For online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com