Alfredo Perez, 83, of Sheffield, MA died peacefully on December 18. Born in New York City, he graduated from Columbia College and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
After serving in the U.S. Navy he had an extensive career in public service, most notably as deputy CEO of Planned Parenthood; acting director of the U.S. Peace Corps; president of the college, The Experiment in International Living and its School for International Training; U.S. Agency for International Development; and Senior Vice President, Management of Family Health International, supervising programs with USAID for controlling the AIDS epidemic in developing countries.
Charming and courtly, Alfredo was a gentle, loving man, compassionate, caring and always there for you. An avid reader, he had a love of good conversation, strong coffee, and music – classical, jazz, flamenco, and bluegrass. His greatest love was for his family – his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Ann-Marie Light, daughters, Carole Montanari and Xanne Perez; sons, Tom, Robbie and Michael Perez; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brother, George Peters; and his first wife, Florence Perez.