Yvonne Perry Reiter

Yvonne Perry Reiter
Yvonne Perry Reiter

If you ever met, Yvonne, you remember a great smile, a big laugh and a lot of interest concerning you. She enjoyed things that were pure and lovely and loved people, believing everyone has their own story and deserved many chances in life. But above all this was a relationship with Jesus, whom she shared with many and sought to honor with her life. 

Yvonne was born June 15, 1950, and grew up in Manhasset; the daughter of Dr. Gerald and Alice Perry and second of five children. She completed her education at Fordham University, where she earned a Masters in Social Work in 1974. She began working for Catholic Charities and later developed a private practice where she worked with children and couples.

In 1984, Yvonne became (for the most part), homebound due to a rare medical disorder. Although she was cut off from many things she enjoyed, she learned to navigate through difficult times and issues, and made the most of her life regardless of the limitations. In short, she never wasted her sorrows nor did she spend her life on herself. Yvonne feld strongly that her life was not her own.

“As her husband, I can only say that Yvonne was both precious and wonderful to me. A note my cousin sent me read: ‘We were all so lucky and blessed to have known Yvonne. She was a gift from God to you and the whole family. Yvonne was certainly the loveliest and most gracious person I have ever met. I know that your life is richer and fuller because of her. She was such a rare person.’ To this, I whole-heartedly concur, Dan Reiter.”

A memorial service for Yvonne will take place at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at Community Christian Fellowship in Mattituck. In the event of inclement weather, the service will take place at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14.

This is a paid notice.