Robert Michael Perrigo passed away unexpectedly on the morning of March 27, 2019.
Bob as everyone affectionately knew him was born in Alexandria Bay, New York on April 4, 1966.
Bob was the son of Terrance Perrigo (Tupper Lake) and Linda Birkenstock (Tupper Lake). Bob attended Potsdam State College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics in 1988.
How does one describe a man who had a personality larger than life? Bob’s kindness and love for life radiated through his huge smile and even bigger laugh. He could walk into a crowded room and instantly you could feel his positive energy.
Bob was the “go to” person for his family and friends when someone needed advice or words of wisdom. He was his family’s voice of reason. As for Bob’s stories, well they would go on and on and on.
On Saturday, September 2, 1995 on a beautiful sunny day with a slight breeze, Bob married his best friend and the love of his life Traci (DuMoulin) Perrigo on Chapel Island.
Marrying Traci instantly made him a father to Traci’s children Jacob and Whitney. They were not just his stepchildren, they were his children that he cherished and they cherished him in return.
Jake and Whitney always looked to Bob for guidance and advice as they knew they would get the answers and help that they needed. Bob and Traci raised their children for 25 years in Clinton Park, New York and just recently relocating to Plattsburgh.
Bob’s greatest joy in life was his four grandchildren Emilie, Evan, Charlie, and Ellie. Papa as he was so sweetly called by his family became a child himself anytime he was with his little treasures. Papa would spend hours playing with Emilie and her baby dolls as if the baby dolls were going to talk back to him. Papa would buy her baby dolls presents as they would have birthday parties for her babies. He was one of a kind and his grandchildren loved being with him always. Trucks and guns with his boys and baby dolls and Barbie’s with his girls, he did it all. Nothing made him happier than seeing his grand babies smile and to hear their infectious laughs.
Bob leaves behind his cherished wife Traci (DuMoulin) Perrigo, his son Jacob Rice, his daughter Whitney (Fred) Schuller, parents Terrance (Linda) Perrigo and Linda Perrigo and Wes Lanthier. His greatest blessings Emilie and Ellie Schuller, Evan and Charlie Rice. Siblings Martin Perrigo, Jamie Perrigo, and Erin Lancor. Several sister in laws and brother in laws, many nieces and nephews along with great nieces and nephews who all loved and cherished him dearly.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.