Obituary of Joseph W. Perry

JOSEPH W. PERRY - of Alton, NH, September 11th, at forty-six years of age. Cherished son of Charles and Deanna (Manie) Perry of Woburn. Beloved husband of Stacey A. (Baratta) Perry of Alton, NH. Devoted father of Nicole M. Perry, Joseph W. Perry, Jr. and Michael J. Perry, all of Alton, NH. Loving brother of Charles Perry, his wife Rene of Woburn, Jeanette J. Wade, her husband Timothy of DE, Beverly S. Malvitch, her husband Mark of Peabody and Susan M. Centauro, her husband Andrew of Haverhill. Dear son-in-law of Leslie and Robert Baratta of Alton, NH, brother-in-law of Robert J. Baratta, his wife Dina of NH. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, September 16th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday evening, September 15th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Joe's memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

OBITUARY

Joseph W. “Joe” Perry of Alton, NH passed away at the Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover on Monday September 11th with his beloved family at his side. The loving husband of Stacey A. (Baratta) Perry, he was forty-six years of age.

Born in Winchester, he was one of five children born to Charles and Deanna F. (Manie) Perry. Raised and educated in Woburn, Joe was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1989. While in High School, Joe met a young lady, Stacey Baratta, when they were just fifteen years old. They dated through high school and several years after, Joe married this wonderful woman and his very best friend Stacey. They journeyed together over the next twenty five years, hand in hand. They brought three beautiful children into the world, a daughter, Nicole and two sons, Joseph and Michael, to whom Joe was devoted.

Joe secured himself a position with the United States Postal Service. Beginning in Lawrence and then to Laconia, New Hampshire. After many years, Joe found himself in Alton, New Hampshire where he served as Postmaster. The family moved to Alton over seventeen years ago and this is where the children grew up and were educated.

The children were also involved sports and so was Joe! He not only went to the games and practices as a parent but he also served as “Coach” for many of the different teams that both his daughter and sons participated in. Board games, card games, scat and o heck, were very popular games played in the Perry household. Whenever the family gathered, out came the cards and everyone would participate. Taking hikes, going to the beach, long walks and their yearly trip to Storyland, filled not just summer months but all year long.

Ten years ago Joe was given a devastating diagnosis. Joe and Stacey shared the news with their families. Together as one, they joined hand in hand and heart to heart; taking one day at a time. After ten long years, Joe succumbed to his illness, but not after a difficult and daily battle as well as an unbelievable will to see his children grow. Right up until the end, Joe lived each day to the fullest. Described as a “Super Hero” by his wife, children and all of their family members, Joe approached each and every day with an unbelievable outlook, a positive and genuine spirit, and with all the love his heart could hold. He shared each precious day with those whom he loved and leaves behind a legacy that will long be cherished.

Joe is lovingly survived by his parents, Charles and Deanna (Manie) Perry of Woburn, his wife, Stacey A. (Baratta) Perry of Alton, NH, his children, Nicole M. Perry, Joseph W. Perry, Jr. and Michael J. Perry, all of Alton, NH and his siblings, Charles Perry and his wife Rene of Woburn, Jeanette J. Wade and her husband Timothy of DE, Beverly S. Malvitc and her husband Mark of Peabody and Susan M. Centauro and her husband Andrew of Haverhill. Joe is the dear son-in-law of Leslie and Robert Baratta of Alton, NH and brother-in-law of Robert J. Baratta and his wife Dina of NH. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, September 16th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday evening, September 15th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Joe's memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.