May 12, 2018
Susan French Perri, 70, of Port Republic, NJ passed away in her home on May 12, 2018 with her family by her side. Susan’s memory is carried forward by her children Kevin Collins and Jessica Perri, her grandchildren Violet and Harlynn and her siblings Ardrey, Samuel and Daniel. Susan also leaves behind a large community of family and friends whose lives she touched and for whom she cared deeply. Susan was born in Camden, NJ to Samuel T. French Jr. and Ardrey C. French. The family came to Port Republic on weekends until her parents relocated permanently in the early 1970’s. She was married twice, first to James Collins who died in 1975 and later to Rick Perri. Susan worked in the South Jersey area for over forty years making dear friends along the way at The Atlantic City Press, Ballys and then at several design showrooms for kitchen and bath. Susan was active in St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Port Republic for much of her life, and enjoyed singing in the choir. Susan played the piano and loved hymns, particularly “In the Garden”. Besides the creek view from her backyard where she enjoyed planting flowers alongside blooming lilacs, Susan’s favorite place in the world was Brigantine Beach. She liked to put her chair just at the water’s edge so the the incoming waves would touch her feet as she soaked up the sun. In the winter, her home was transformed into a celebratory wonderland for her children, her friends and her cat, Annie who was a long-time companion and friend. Susan will be remembered for her warmth and compassion, and for her acts of kindness. She was always helping friends and neighbors by bringing them food or lending a sympathetic ear. Her kitchen table was a regular stop for a wide range of people who needed advice, or just a quick laugh. Susan’s smile lit up the room wherever she went and she will be missed dearly by friends and family near and far. The family extends their sincere gratitude for the overwhelming kindness, daily support and prayers they have received from so many wonderful friends during Susan’s battle with cancer. Also, a special thanks to Visiting Angels, Holy Redeemer and Penn Medicine––the latter two of which donations may be made on Susan’s behalf. Services will be held at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Port Republic, NJ on Friday, May 25th at 10am and her ashes will be laid to rest in the cemetery following the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Rd, Galloway 609-641-0001. For condolences or directions, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.
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