Born and raised in Somerville, MA, Perry was a decorated veteran of WW II who served with Merrill’s Marauders in Burma. Following his return from service, he married the love of his life, Ruthe T. Rego, who preceded him in death in 2005. Also preceding him in death was his eldest daughter Leslie and sister Carole Johnson.
He is survived by daughter Cheryl of Raleigh, NC; son Wayne and his wife Lisa of Midland, TX; son Lance of Groton, MA; brother Paul and wife Margaret of Bedford, MA; brother Earle and wife Peggy of Billerica, MA; sister Ruth Barnett of East Harwich, MA; grandchildren Liana, Lance, Jesse, Lena, Jamey, Amanda, and Olivia; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11th at the Pepperell Christian Fellowship Church, 17 Main Street, in Pepperell, MA.