Peter R. Perry, 97, of East Falmouth died peacefully in his home on Monday, February 13, 2017 after a brave battle against multiple health ailments.
He was the husband of the late Eleanor A. Perry for over 25 years.
He was born in East Falmouth and enjoyed working on his father’s farm as well as the company of his many siblings. He was a true patriot, having served honorably in both the US Army during WWII (along with his lifelong buddies, Mr. Ralph Pena and Mr. Robert Roderick) and the US Air Force, retiring in the late sixties as a master sergeant. Upon leaving the Air Force, he gained employment as a draftsman for Robert Wilson Architect, which he enjoyed greatly because it combined his skill of carpentry and his love for traveling.
Mr. Perry enjoyed many activities but was perhaps best known as a great golfer (he was an original team member of the first golf team at the Lawrence High School in Falmouth); a game he played for over 80 years, from St. Andrews to the great courses in Canada. He also started to play tennis at the age of 65. As many members of the Cape Verdean Club know, he was also a great dancer and was always in demand on the dance floor. His love for music was also a constant part of his life whether playing the violin, guitar, clarinet or the horn he blew for the Falmouth Town Band for over 30 years, the saxophone. The last artist that he loved listening to was the guitarist, Ottmar Liebert.
He leaves seven children; 4 sons and 3 daughters: Peter Jr. of Converse, TX, Paul of Mashpee, Phillip of Venice FL, Pamela Rezendes of Hyannis, Patrick of Santa Monica CA, Patricia Medrano of Dennis, and Paula Perry of Port Lucie FL; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as loyal friends.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-8 PM, on Monday, Feb. 20 at the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Hwy (Route 28), East Falmouth, followed by burial in the St. Anthony Cemetery.