Perakos, Edith (Czertak) - April 19, 2014


KENSINGTON - Edith (Czertak) Perakos, 98, of Kensington, widow of George P. Perakos, M.D., died early Saturday morning (April 19, 2014) at Jerome Home, New Britain. Born in Forestville, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Anna (Drejka) Czertak, she graduated from Bristol High School in 1933, from New Britain School of Nursing in 1937, and worked as a nurse. Edith was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church where she was a member of The Philoptochos Society, Shuttle Meadow Country Club where she was a member of the 9-Holers and the bowling team, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and was an avid golfer and bridge player. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter G. Perakos, M.D. and his wife Darlene of Cheyenne, Wyoming, a daughter and son-in-law, Irene Penelope and Jeffery Burke of Litchfield, New Hampshire, two grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexis Perakos, three great-grandchildren, Layland, Finley, and Elliott Perakos, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, John Czertak, and four sisters, Mary Puskarz, Julia Watras, Wanda Milewski, and Josephine Marcinkowski. A funeral service will be held Wednesday (April 23, 2014) at 1pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main Street, New Britain. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porterís Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, on Tuesday (April 22, 2014) from 4-7pm. A Trisagion service will take place Tuesday evening at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 1753, New Britain 06050, or to The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand Street, New Britain 06051.

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