Perenna Fleming 6/4/48 – 10/10/21

Memorial Service: November 7
Piedmont Community Church
400 Highland Ave., 94611

Perenna grew up in London, England. She graduated from Lawnside Academy and Sorbonne University in Paris.  At 19 she moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked at the British Consulate, the Bull & Finch (“Cheers”) bar, and Apt Associates. She married Dr. Samuel Fleming in 1972, they moved to Laguna Beach, CA in 1982 and then Piedmont, CA in 1985.

After raising her daughters, Perenna worked at the Institute for Contemporary Studies in San Francisco as Chief Operating Officer. She later created her own coaching business, a unique blend of executive coaching and spiritual healing. An avid traveler, Perenna visited all over the world including France, Cambodia, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.

She was particularly fond of visiting her family and friends in England and Scotland.  She joins her long-time partner Robert B. Hawkins Jr. (1941-2014), where they are undoubtedly hosting a dinner party.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Association for Frontotemporal Dementia at, and taking that trip you’ve been considering.