Roseanna V. Perkins, a retired Ruxton Country School teacher, died of cancer March 27 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Glen Arm resident was 62.
Roseanna Villa was born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea on Springwood Avenue. She attended St. Michael's School and was a 1968 Mercy High School graduate. She earned an education degree at what is now Towson University.
She taught at St. Leo's School in Little Italy and the Grey Manor Elementary School in Dundalk before she joined the education staff of the Walters Art Museum, where she worked with lecturer Theodore S. Lowe and led school tours.
She also worked for the U.S. Customs Service and the Internal Revenue Service before she returned to teaching. She was a member of the Ruxton Country School faculty until its closing in 2009.
Mrs. Perkins, who enjoyed gardening, was also an artist and had been illustrating a children's book. She worked on the interior design and color schemes of her Glen Arm home. She had earlier lived in Mays Chapel Village.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Robert Mitchell Perkins Jr., chairman of the communication arts department at the Community College of Baltimore County; a son, Robert M. "Trey" Perkins III of Baltimore; and a daughter, Lauren Amy Perkins of Towson.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun