Richard (Dick) Allen Perrotte

November 2, 1942 - January 10, 2022

Richard (Dick) Allen Perrotte, age 79 died in Cape Coral Hospital on Monday, January 10, 2022 after succumbing to ongoing heart/kidney related health issues. Even though he had been in and out of the hospital numerous times in the recent months, everyone was certain he was going to any day either be released or break out of “the resort” and drive himself home. He survived coding just two years prior on the exact same day and the doctor was shocked he made it then so why would he not make this visit???

Richard was the type of guy that was loved by everyone and will be missed greatly by these and so many more!!

He is survived by his wife Angeline (Angie) Shay of 31 years and his Florida family which included step daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren along with extended family and friends.  Theresa Wiedman & her son Cody Dahlberg and his wife Katie and their two daughters Kamryn and Carsyn Dahlberg. Patricia Demuth & her daughter Amanda Demuth and her two children Sophira Weir and Joseph Lampman.  Grandson Corbin Jensen and his father Nicolas Jensen.

Richard is also survived by his New York and Connecticut Family which includes his four children- 2 sons and 2 daughters as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren,  a sister, nieces, nephews, half siblings and a host of friends, ex’s and loving in-laws- you couldn’t help but love him. 

Son Dean Perrotte & his daughter Nicole Nesbitt and her sons Greyson and Ryker Nesbitt, and son Spencer Perrotte. Daughter Darby Perrotte and boyfriend Greg Coston & their son Carter Coston. Son Blair Perrotte and his wife Bobbie & their daughters Caitlin Perrotte and her fiancé Tommy Macri and their children Mila and Luca Macri and daughter Alexis Perrotte and her fiancé Karl Gray. Daughter Heather Perrotte  along with son Logan Perrotte and his daughter Fiona Perrotte, son Payton Speanburg, Corbin Jensen and Taytum Perrotte.

He is survived his sister Pat Paliotti and all the extended family in Connecticut.

Richard was born in Plattsburgh, New York on November 2, 1942.  He was one of 7 children born to Charles and Sina (Bailey) Perrotte whom resided in Redford. His parents and siblings Hope O’Brien, Wayne Perrotte, Nancy Oladavich, Billy Perrotte, and David Perrotte proceeded him in death.

Richard and his siblings did not have an easy life growing up which included bad memories of being part of the Foster care system. This didn’t make him bitter but a survivor. He went on to serve his country in the Air Force once again a survivor. He became a master drywaller and finisher which provided him a tool he could use anywhere.  He was always the type to move around but with his personality he was able to make friends wherever he went.  He lived in several states over his lifetime but these are some of the standouts, New York, Connecticut, Wyoming, North Carolina, Georgia and then after a couple different times finally landing in Florida where his feet finally were planted in the sand.  Richard led life his way and on his terms once he was an adult and was stubborn but once again a survivor.

Along his journey he learned how to work on cars and things and there probably wasn’t anything he couldn’t rig back together somehow.  If you were smart you watched and learn some of this. There were many kids, grand kids, nephews, and even great grand kids under a vehicle with him.  If you were willing you could have learned how to “properly” hang drywall and finish to make a living.

During his younger rambling years some might have been envious of his carefree style and others didn’t understand it but all of it made up the man that was so loved.  As he got older his love of kids could not be denied. You would be hard pressed not seeing at least one if not a pack gathered around him. He of course would allow them all things the parents would not and have them try to eat weird things.  He was probably the biggest kid of them all out on bikes or 4 wheelers or rigging up things to tow kids around.

Some of his favor pastimes were fishing, hunting when up North as long as not too cold, going to 7 eleven, Nascar and the Bingo Hall.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Tara Jan 14, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    In Richard’s word if it’s not planned we are not doing g it, that’s one of my favorite memories of him.

  2. Larry Jensen Jan 14, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Richard, you were a man, and a great Grandpa. I am proud to have known you and just hope I can do half as good as you in the Grandpa department. Angie you have all my sympathy!

  3. Chrissy Danielson Jan 14, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers of peace & comfort during this time.
    Scott & Chrissy Danielson

  4. Becky Kindelberger Jan 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    What a beautiful tribute that was, I wish I’d met him.
    I am so sorry for everyone loss.
    Dean, Blake and Darby. You are in my thoughts.
    Your family’s as well.

  5. Mickey Cruz Jan 14, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    With prayers and sympathy. 🙏🙏❤️
    Mickey and Daniel Cruz
    (Friends of Theresa)

  6. Krissy Stewart-Owner Midpoint Bingo Jan 14, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    We will miss Richard so much. He always had a BIG smile when he came into our bingo halls. He loved to joke around with all of the volunteers and customers.
    RIP our friend.

  7. David Bobine Jan 14, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Glad to have meet you Richard my prayers to you and your family. David &LynnBodine

  8. Rose pascazi Jan 14, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Richard I’m not family but you son Blair and Bobbi my daughter absolutely adored you you will be missed by everyone who new yo.I. Fly with the Angels Richard RIP

  9. Carol wagner Jan 15, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Richard you will forever be missed and loved by so many you left behind.
    You were an awesome man that I admired in so many ways. The way you loved and cared for your Grandchildren and always had that beautiful smile on your face.
    You were a man that lived through so many stories of your life.
    Thank you for being part of our lives.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  10. Tanya Jan 16, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Uncle Richard you will be missed as you were loved.
    Your deep heart felt laugh will always echo in my heart and keep the best of memories there as well.

  11. Sandy O'Neill Jan 16, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Mimi,
    I hope that you find peace in your heart knowing that Poppa is in heaven.
    Love you,
    Sandy, Michael, and Raelynn

  12. Eileen Snider Jan 16, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Angie,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I believe I met him when Kurt was sick. My prayers go out to you, Theresa and your family.

  13. Angie Shay Jan 22, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Richard you will never know how your missed by all that loved you especially myself. The Grand and Greats mention you everyday with tear filled eyes. I am trying to find the way to go on without your help. Some days are harder then others and I get angry .You say hello to everyone that that has predecease you. My Love Forevermore.

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