Regina R. Perkowski, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 17, 2022. Regina was born on February 12, 1932 in Batavia to the late John (Jack) and Helena (Lippold) Maley. Regina is preceded in death by the love of her life Carl J. Perkowski who passed away in 1999. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her brother Edward Maley, who passed away as an infant, in-laws Ted and Amelia Perkowski, sisters-in-law Dorothy Maley, Frances Okoniewski and Barbara Burris and brothers-in-law Leonard Burris and John (Skip) Okoniewski.
Regina was devoted to both her family and her faith in the Lord. She was a member of Ascension Parish for which she was a Eucharistic Minister, taught church school, and volunteered for church functions such as bingo and the annual lawn fete. She enjoyed her time in Bible study and prayer group.
Regina loved spending time with her family and friends. She and Carl especially enjoyed being at the family cottage on the lake. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards, swimming, and live music and dancing. She enjoyed traveling, particularly trips to Saint Anne's in Quebec. Regina lived life to the fullest right up until dementia took away her ability to do so. She could often be seen walking to church or to the YMCA or enjoying the music at Jackson Square.
Regina was known for her kindness to others. She had the ability to see the good in everyone and the positive in every situation. She was like a second mother to the neighborhood kids and friends of her children and grandchildren.
Regina is survived by her daughter Mary Anne Perkowski, son Joseph (Debra) Perkowski, brother Gerald Maley, sister Donna (James) West, grandchildren Nicolle Fortes and Courtney Perkowski, great-grandson Drew Fortes-Crimes and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Monday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, where services will immediately follow visitation at 7 pm. (Please use School Street Entrance for visitation and services). She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to distribute to their favorite charities.