Services for Albert “Al” Perruzzi,
Albert “Al” Perruzzi, age 93, resident of McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh, passed away on Saturday, November 7th at McIntosh Senior Living. No services will be held at this time. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Albert Alfred Perruzzi was born in Salem, Massachusetts on August 21, 1927 to Domenic and Sofia (Duca) Perruzzi. He grew up with three brothers in Portland, Maine. After graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Navy and while stationed in Washington, DC, he met his wife of 72 years, Jeanne Ligeros. They settled in Maryland for several years before moving permanently to Minnesota and raising two daughters. “Al” studied to be a draftsman and took a job with the Minnesota Highway Department. He interrupted his drawing career to accept a job close to home in the administrative offices of Spring Lake Park school district. He never lost his love of drawing, however, and he later joined an architectural firm from which he would eventually retire.
He loved working with his hands and built model ships and airplanes for his nephews when they were young. He enjoyed woodworking and built furniture and grandfather clocks. He also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He loved traveling, a passion he passed on to both of his daughters.
Al is survived by his wife, Jeanne, daughter, Karen Lesetmoe and husband Maynard, daughter, Tina Perruzzi and husband William W. West IV, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.