Mae Newman Perron passed away in Plano, Texas on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, with her daughter, Donna Sweeney and two grand daughters, Hannah and Madeline Sweeney and family friend, Beth Riggs at her bedside. The 83-year old native of Savannah, Georgia, was born May 11, 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Robert “Bob” Perron; her son Douglas Robert Perron; her sister, Darleen Williford; her brothers, Clarence Newman; Frank Newman Jr.; Arlen Newman; her mother, Maxie Barnard Newman; and her father, James Frank Newman.
Mrs. Perron was a 1951 graduate of Commercial High School in Savannah, Georgia. She married Bob Perron, the love of her life, on January 14, 1956 in Savannah where Bob was stationed in the United States Air Force at Hunter AFB.
Mae was affectionately known as “Gramae” to her grand daughters and their friends. We remember Mae as a “Steel Magnolia” who valued the polite manners of a southern lady. She loved to laugh and have fun.
Bob and Mae maintained a true romance through their 50 years of marriage. Special times were spent during summer vacations on the beach at St. Augustine, Florida where they watched their grand daughters and the children of extended family members grow up.
They loved to travel and Bob was fond of putting together scrapbooks of their European adventures together. They attended many Olympic events over the years as guests of Xerox.
Mae is survived by: her daughter, Donna Marie (Perron) Sweeney; her son-in-law, Brendan Sweeney; her two grand daughters, Hannah Marie Sweeney and Madeline Mae Sweeney.
During their marriage Mae and Bob resided in: Tampa, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; Rochester, New York; and Dallas, Texas where they spent most of their life together.
A Memorial Mass will be held at:
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Carrollton, TX
Friday, June 24th at 6:00pm
1705 E Peters Colony Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
Reception to follow at the Sweeney’s
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252