Mrs. Gail E. Braig Perachi, age 81, of Pittsfield, passed away Friday, March 12, at Baystate Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Hillsdale, NY, July 31, 1939, the daughter of the late Frank and Edna Glynn Braig. She was educated in the Roeliff Jansen School in Hillsdale. Gail graduated from the former St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing. Registered as a Nurse, she began her career at St. Luke's prior to becoming employed at the former Providence Care Nursing Center on Pittsfield Lenox Rd. Most recently, she was employed at BCARC.
Her beloved husband, the late Louis J Perachi Jr., whom she married October 14, 1967, passed away September 7, 1998. Together they enjoyed traveling, especially their annual trips to Cape Cod. Gail loved sending and receiving flowers as well as the "sport of shopping" and was also an expert in all "games of chance".
Gail was predeceased by her brothers Thomas J. Braig of Hillsdale, NY and Donald F. Braig of Poughkeepsie, NY.
She is survived by her two sisters, Joan M. Traganza of Copake, NY and Louise A. Gansowski and her husband Thomas, of Ancramdale, NY, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, retired Judge Paul E. Perachi and his wife, Janet, of Pittsfield, and her 9 nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be FRIDAY, March 19th beginning at 12 Noon with a funeral home service to follow at 1:30 with the Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Please be mindful that Covid-19 restrictions remain in place with masks required and attendance limitations.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to either "St. Jude's Children's Hospital" or to the "Berkshire Humane Society", both in care of the funeral home, 40 Maplewood Ave. Pittsfield, MA 01201
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