Joan PerryFebruary 12,2014
WATERBURY — Joan Perry, 67, of Perry Hill Road, passed away in the comfort of her home and family Monday evening, Feb. 10, 2014. Born in Morrisville Nov. 4, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Jeanette (Fiske) Senna.
On Dec. 5, 1964, she married Donald F. Perry in Waterbury.
Joan grew up and attended schools in Stowe.
Following her marriage, in addition to being busy raising her daughters, she worked outside the home, first in housekeeping for the former Holiday Inn in Waterbury, and later for the Sugarbush Inn in Warren. More recently she was employed by Maintenance by Murphy as a housekeeper at the Waterbury state complex, and worked privately for several families in the Waterbury area.
Joan’s memberships included the Waterbury Area Senior Citizens, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 and the Red Hat Society.
Joan is lovingly remembered for all the joy and happiness she experienced spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren; for the simple pleasures she enjoyed such as a good book, playing bingo, bowling, doing jigsaw puzzles, as well as spending time in her garden, canning and cooking.
Joan is loved and mourned by her husband of 49 years, Donald Perry, of Waterbury; their daughters Dawn Russell and her husband, Floyd, of Waterbury Center, Valerie Mercer and her husband, Jeff, of West Berlin, and Karen Bryce and her husband, Timothy, of Charlotte; her four grandchildren, Lucas Russell, Serena Russell, Brittney Boudreau and Sean Mercer; and her brother, James Senna, of Chelsea. Joan was predeceased by an infant daughter.
Friends and family are invited to the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury for a time of visitation Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. Later inurnment will take place in the Waterbury Center Cemetery.
The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre VT 05641 (www.cvhhh.org). To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
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