Christopher A. “Perk” Perkins
1965 ∼ 2019
CENTERVILLE — Christopher A.”Perk” Perkins, 53, of Centerville, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on January 3, 2019. He was the loving and devoted father of Sam and Charlie Perkins and the son of Priscilla (Smith) Perkins and the late Jonathan “Jack” Perkins. Chris was born in Plymouth and raised in Centerville. He graduated from Barnstable High School in 1984, then went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and his M.B.A. from St. Johns University in New York. He earned his teaching certificate and started his career in Barnstable before going on to work at Mashpee Public Schools for 22 years until his death. Chris was also a Certified Public Accountant and prepared taxes for many clients. He was a Mashpee Middle School baseball coach, youth hockey referee, and had many other supplementary roles in youth sports. Mr. Perkins, as he was known to his students, loved teaching and mentoring his pupils both in and out of the classroom. In his free time, Chris enjoyed spending time with his boys, taking road trips to Virginia to visit his Uncle Jay, Aunt Mija and cousins, going on ski trips and fishing excursions, and watching sporting events. Chris was an avid and lifelong sports fan, a supporter of Mashpee, Barnstable youth hockey, and all New England professional teams.
In addition to his loving sons and mother, Chris is survived by his brother Scott and his sister-in-law Kam, of Worcester, his sister Amy and her husband Darren, of Centerville, his former wife and the mother of his children, Carrie Abelli, and her husband Brian, of Sandwich, his close friends Brian and Shirley Corrigan, of Centerville, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Chris’s family is grateful for the outpouring of support they have received from the Mashpee community, the town of Barnstable, and dear friends. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 11, from 3pm to 7pm, at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills. Per Chris’s wishes, burial ceremonies will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher “Perk” Perkins Legacy memorial Go Fund Me account established for his sons. https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=Chris%20perkins%20legacy