John S. DePerry

February 18, 2018

John S. DePerry
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

JOHN S. DEPERRY – in Florida, February 18th at ninety-one years of age. Beloved husband of Eleanor DePerry. Devoted father of Kim Fuller, her husband Doug of NH, Cindy Galeotalanza, her husband Andrew of NH, Gregg DePerry, his wife Heidi of SC, Barbara Porter, her husband Roy of Lowell, Judy Canole of Wakefield, Gladys Gomes, her husband John Tavares of FL, Diana Matthews, her husband Richard of Dracut, Teresa Doherty, her husband David of Tewksbury. Dear brother of Jessie LoPrioire of RI and the late Peter DePerry and Viola Richardson. Brother-in-law of William Johnson, his wife Dianne of Woburn. Loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchild. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 2nd at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours from 10-12 p.m., prior to the Funeral. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY

John S. DePerry, 91, a former resident of Raymond, NH, died peacefully, Sunday, February 18th at his home in Florida, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Eleanor (Morrell) DePerry.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, John was the son of Stephen and Jessie Ann (D’Amico) DePerry. After graduation, John served his country proudly in the US Navy until being honorably discharged.

John was a bright and happy soul who had the ability to brighten someone’s day with his smile and warm hug. John was a social butterfly and a genuine “spreader of love”. He loved people and made friends wherever he went. When living in Raymond, NH, John remained very active in youth sports, serving as an Assistant Football Coach and being affectionately referred to as the “OG” (Old Guy). He carried on many relationships with the children he coached, cheering them on in High School and also attending their graduations.

John was a very active man who enjoyed swimming, taking walks, square-dancing and being in the presence of family and friends. He was a kind, warm and loving man whom will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Along with his wife, Eleanor, John is survived by his children, Kim Fuller, her husband Doug of NH, Cindy Galeotalanza, her husband Andrew of NH, Gregg DePerry, his wife Heidi of SC, Barbara Porter, her husband Roy of Lowell, Judy Canole of Wakefield, Gladys Gomes, her husband John Tavares of FL, Diana Matthews, her husband Richard of Dracut, Teresa Doherty, her husband David of Tewksbury; sister, Jessie LoPrioire of RI; his brother-in-law of William Johnson, his wife Dianne of Woburn as well as the loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchild. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Peter DePerry and sister, Viola Richardson.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, March 2nd at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours from 10-12 p.m., prior to the Funeral. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Kim~
    I am so sorry for your loss. As I read your dad’s obituary, it is easy to see that you got your wonderful smile, ease at making friends, and willingness to help in your community from your dad.
    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

    LIsh

  2. I only new John for a few years but enjoyed spending time with him .His smile always made me laugh,going to miss him rest in peace my friend. Eunice❤️

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