<div dir="ltr">The passing of Sheila Perlow is a profound loss for SNA and for the neighborhood in general. I'm not even sure how long she'd been involved in the neighborhood association, but it's been years. She has been a key component of brokering the peace between our residents and our institutional neighbor, the Miriam Hospital. She did this quietly and naturally.<div><br></div><div>From my experience with Sheila, that's the only thing she did quietly. Those that knew her will agree that she had a fun and outgoing personality. She never held her tongue, in a good way. She spoke her mind and let you know what she thought. And she was funny while she did that. I always appreciated not just her perspective on a topic, but the often hysterical quips she would slide in there for your enjoyment.</div><div><br></div><div>I also appreciated that she would often call me after a meeting, either to agree with the outcome or to express her concern. I'll miss her raspy voice expressing to me her opinion on something, dropping F-bombs left and right, not mad or excited, but just talking it out. I loved that. She was so honest and easy to communicate with.</div><div><br></div><div>Sheila was incredibly dedicated to the Summit Neighborhood Association. Even though she lived just over the Pawtucket line (an often-repeated joke was that she could see Summit from her house), she was always, always, always the first to volunteer to help out. She took the fun jobs and the not-so-fun jobs, it didn't matter to her. She was of-service. The organization has suffered a huge loss with her passing.</div><div><br></div><div>Our sincere condolences go out to her family, including her life partner Dan MacLellan, another long-time dedicated SNA board member.<br clear="all"><div><div class="gmail_signature"><br>Sincerely,</div><div class="gmail_signature">Dean Weinberg, SNA President</div></div><div class="gmail_signature"><br></div><div class="gmail_signature"><br></div><div class="gmail_signature"><pre style="white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(0,0,0)">Long-time Summit Neighborhood Association Board of Directors member Sheila Perlow died Tuesday, July 26. She was 75. The funeral will be private, but the family will sit shiva from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the home of Sheila’s daughter, Jill Stewart, at 145 Sandy Lane, Warwick.