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Woman Sells Almost Everything to Save Home


Reporter: Parker Slaybaugh

Spout Spring, VA - A Buckingham County woman is selling almost everything just to save her home. You may remember 53-year-old Fred Perutelli II of Gladstone was killed on Route 29 when a car ran into him and a state trooper. The trooper was helping pick up furniture that had fallen off Perutelli's truck. 

Now, Perutelli's wife, Patty, must raise money or else risk losing her home.

"We have tables, we have a bedroom suit," said Perutelli.

They are items Patty Perutelli collected with her childhood sweet heart, her husband Fred. They are things she typically wouldn't sell.

"I have to be reasonable about stuff I have to sell," said Perutelli. "It's not what I want. It's what I need now, and something you just got to sell."

Furniture, decorations, and toys - all things used to fill a home. A home built by her husband's own hand's. Patty's husband Fred Perutelli died in April. From then on the bills started piling up. Bills that are now threatening her to lose her home.

"We built the home when we first got married. We would have been married 30 years on May 15th,"said Perutelli.

"That house was a house they have had since they got married, and she's hanging onto it with everything she's got. This is the one thing she has of him," said Polly Woodlief, family friend.

Family friend Polly Woodlief says the Perutellies gave when they had little to give.

"They gave their own money, they gave their own food, they gave their own furniture, their own clothes, so it's time to give to them," said Woodlief.

Fred's sister Paula Johnson lives in northern Virginia, but made the trip to help with the sale.

"We want Patty to be able to stay in the home her and my brother shared," said Perutelli.

Saturday's sale goes from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the 460 Mini Storage in Spout Spring.  If you can't make the sale, but would like to donate, contact Audrey Ragland at Glory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1018 Appomattox, VA 24522.

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