—Adrian Perreault was born June 19,1919 to William and
Virginia Perreault in Haverhill, Mass. At age 13 he came
to Poughkeepsie to join The Marist Brothers. He received
his Bachelors Degree from Fordham University and a Masters
Degree in Library Science from St. John's University.
He taught in
several Marist Brothers' schools in New England and in New
York, eventually coming to Marist College in Poughkeepsie as
Head Librarian. He resumed his lay status after 40 years
of service with the Brothers and retired from the college in
Adrian volunteered many hours of service as an Ombudsman in
several nursing facilities, driver for cancer patients,
patient representative at Vassar Brothers Medical Center,
service to St. Martin's Parish, and many other activities.
He was a very active 4th degree member of the Knights of
survived by his wife, Betty Kopser Perreault whom he married
June 19, 1993; sisters Rita Viens and Priscilla Spaulding;
stepsons Joseph and Christopher Kopser and their wives Mary
Alice and Jennifer; stepdaughters Mary Winkler and Anne
Tasciotti and their husbands Robert and Frank; seven step
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers Roland,
Joseph, Raymond and Eugene Perreault and sisters Antoinette
Cavanaugh, Eleanor Viens, Irene Alvaos ad Rose Dirago.
Donations may be made in his name to: The
Marist Brothers, 4200 W 15th St, Chicago IL 60655.
Visitation will be held Friday, November
24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m at the William G. Miller & Son
Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. The Knights
of Columbus Council #7551 will hold a service at 8: pm on
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 10:00 am at St Martin de Porres
Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Burial will follow in the family plot in
St. Joachim's Cemetery in Beacon NY.