Frederick J. Perry Jr.

April 16, 2020

Frederick J. Perry Jr.

This service will be made available through ZOOM, on Tuesday at 10 A.M 

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Frederick J. Perry Jr. – of Woburn, Thursday, April 16th. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (Mellor) Perry. Devoted father of Frederick J. Perry III and his wife Leigh of Dorchester, Daniel Perry of Woburn and his partner Pia Senese  , Brian J. Perry and his wife Corrine Dupre of Holland, Eileen B. Galvin and her husband, the Honorable Mayor Scott Galvin of Woburn, Pamela A. Connolly and her husband David of Woburn and the late Mark E. Perry. Loving grandfather of nineteen grandchildren: Ryan, Shane, Kyle, Cameron, Alana, Brian Jr., Sean and Brianna Perry, Emilie and Nicholas Vallez, Kayla, Alexi, Robert, and MacKenzie Galvin, Cory, Cole, Cassandra, Chad and Cassidy Connolly and great-grandfather of 7. Dear Brother of the late Bobby and his wife Pat Perry, James and his wife Cathy Perry, John and his wife Christine Perry, the late Helen and her husband Joseph Dirienzo, Mary and her husband Paul Kelly, and the late Ann McGlashlin, and the late Edwina and George McCarthy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Perry’s memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Rm C3, Boston, MA 02118

Frederick J. “Freddie” Perry Jr., passed away Thursday, April 16th at the Atria Assisted Living Facility.  The beloved husband of the late Eileen (Mellor) Perry, he was seventy-nine years of age.

Born in Boston,  he was the son of the late Frederick and Helen (Welch) Perry.  Raised in Boston, Fred was surrounded by seven other siblings!  While in high school, Fred secured himself a job at Fenway Park as a vendor.  He absolutely loved this job and was at every home game.  A real hard worker, Fred had been the lead fundraiser at the Park for the Jimmy Fund.  As a result he was awarded  a ride with Ted Williams in a helicopter ride all over Boston!  When it was not baseball season, Fred and his brothers spent countless hours at the boxing ring.  Tagging along in the beginning and watching, to stepping into the ring for a real match.

Following high school Fred began working at the Family Savin Hill Sawdust business.  After several years there he established his own company the FJ Perry Sawdust CO.  A very hardworking and industrious young man, Fred would also bring along his sons to work alongside him. Fred was eager to have his children learn some very precious life long lessons such as establishing a strong work ethic, respect for yourself and others, and maintaining the pride of a job well done.

When Fred married in 1960 he made his home in East Woburn, where he and Eileen raised their six children.  When Fred was not working he was totally involved with his children.  His roots were firmly established here in Woburn, and he was eager to help in any way he could with his children’s involvement in sports and school. Fred later became involved with the Teamsters Union Local 25 and 82. He was the Vice president of local 82 for almost 30 years and served on the IBT joint council 10. As a tractor trailer driver Fred, like all that he did in life, worked hard and had some great success. He could turn the narrowest corner, go down the steepest hill and then park the 18 wheeler in the smallest space available! He truly was a very competent proud member of the Teamsters.

Above all, Fred was the proudest of his family. He instilled in them all of his kindness, goodness and faith. As a husband, Dad, “Poppy” and friend, loyalty brought it all full circle. From childhood to old age, he earned the fine respect of others, and may be properly described as a “true gentleman.”

He was a man of great wit, his actions spoke louder than his words and his life lives on in the hearts of many.

Sadly, Freddie was predeceased by his wife Eileen (Mellor) Perry along with his siblings Robert “Bobby” Perry,  Helen Dirienzo, Ann McGlashin and Edwina McCarthy.

Freddie is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, Frederick J. Perry III and his wife Leigh of Dorchester, Daniel Perry of Woburn and his partner Pia Senese, Brian J. Perry and his wife Corrine Dupre of Holland, Eileen B. Galvin and her husband, the Honorable Mayor Scott Galvin of Woburn, Pamela A. Connolly and her husband David of Woburn and the late Mark E. Perry. Loving grandfather of nineteen grandchildren: Ryan, Shane, Kyle, Cameron, Alana, Brian Jr., Sean and Brianna Perry, Emilie and Nicholas Vallez, Kayla, Alexi, Robert, and MacKenzie Galvin, Cory, Cole, Cassandra, Chad and Cassidy Connolly and great-grandfather of 7. Dear Brother James Perry, John Perry, and Mary Kelly. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Perry’s memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Rm C3, Boston, MA 02118

Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.

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  1. With a heavy heart……the strength of character and kindness that shines in each of you and yours is a testament to Fred and Eileen. With love, Julie and Larry.

  2. George & Ronnie Harrington

    Freddie, Danny, Eileen, Pam and Brian, our condolences to you and each of your families. Wish we could be there today to give you all a hug. Sending virtual hugs your way. Take comfort in knowing your Mom & Dad are together again. Love George & Ronnie

  3. Edward&Joan Smith

    Sorry to hear of the loss of a truly great friend Freddy was a great guy and always a pleasure to be around from our early days always easy going hard working loved his family was so very proud of all of his children loved Eileen and all of his siblings just a all around good guy he will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him so sad that during these times we wont be able to gather and pay the respect he truly deserved our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Perry family may he rest in peace

  4. Maryanne Uccello

    Dear Eileen, Scott and family,
    My deepest sympathies to you and to the Perry family, for the loss of such a wonderful man. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him. He touched so many lives and that is a legacy of love that will live on forever. I know the strength of love within the Perry family will guide everyone through. May all the shared happy memories with your Dad bring you much comfort during this time of healing.
    God Bless,
    Maryanne Uccello

  5. Mike Picariello

    To the Perry family my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for the loss accept my condolences.

  6. Our hearts are heavy that the Perry family has to go through this loss without hugs and all of us coming together and sharing stories. We know from experience, as do you, that time with the people that love you at a time like this is a crucial part of the process and so helpful in dealing with this loss. Please feel the love…there is so much for all of you. We feel so lucky to have spent time with such a beautiful and fun family. Your Mom & Dad truly had a home where we could all come together and feel their love. You’re a very special family. We love you and cherish our memories.
    With our heartfelt sympathy,
    Leslie & Bobby

  7. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I remember your Dad growing up in the Pine Street area. He has left a beautiful legacy within this family, You all have a piece of him in your heart.
    Sincerely, Patty Harron and The Mulrenan Family

  8. Kim (Mellor) Doherty

    Sending my love to all the Perry’s today. Uncle Freddie and the life he built with Auntie Eileen is a legacy – their warmth, love and laughter was like no other. They truly set the bar high for us all. Hugs & Love, and prayers! Love your cousin (and little sister) Kim

  9. William Bolster

    Kay and I would like to send our deepest sorrows to the Perry family. He was a great guy and attentive to Eileen during her illness.

    Bill and Kay Bolster
    Sarasota Fl.

  10. Fred,Danny,Brian,Eileen and Pam please you and your family Fred’s brothers,sisters and family no that Fred,s loss is sad he was a member of our extended family we send our LOVE THE MELLOR’S

  11. AnnMarie & Andy Caldwell

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Although I didnt know him Reading his obituary shows that he was a great family man. May he rest in peace and prayers to you all during this difficult time

  12. To all my Perry Cousins, I am so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Freddie was just like Auntie Eileen, full of love, full of life and always a big smile and hug. I am praying for you all and know I am with u in spirit as we can’t be together now. Sending so much love. Pam Mellor Guyer XO

  13. Margarette Masotta

    sorry to read about the passing of your Dad ;Eileen. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly. Our talks in my store was always about them. Please take care of yourself and each other. With prayer Margarette Masotta.

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