Frederick R. Perry

September 14th, 2013

Frederick R. Perry, age 81, of Wilmington, died peacefully following a brief illness on September 14, 2013, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Fred was born in Boston, MA, on January 30,1932, he was the cherished son of the late Frederick and Florence (Baldwin) Perry. Fred was raised in Medford, MA and was a graduate of Medford High School.

Fred married his “sweetheart” Margaret “Peggy” Wise in 1955 and the couple moved to Wilmington in 1960, where they raised their four children. Fred had his own plastering business with his knowledge and hard work ethic, Fred soon had a growing business. Fred was a perfectionist when it came to plastering, he always did an excellent job and had many clients that counted on him throughout the years. While Fred worked hard during the day, he also attended Northeastern University in Boston at night to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and took classes at Boston Architectural School.

When Fred finished his degree he took a position at Bond Brothers Construction Company in Everett as a structural engineer. Fred was a dedicated and well liked employee and was very proud of his many projects throughout New England.

Fred was known to be an avid skier and he also loved sailing. Fred was on the ocean or  the lakes with his family and friends whenever he could find the time. Fred was very proud of the “home” he built in New Hampshire and spent countless weekends enjoying Lake Winnipesaukee over the years.

Fred had many talents, he could fix just about anything and was always willing to give someone a hand. Fred had a “green thumb” when it came to gardening , always experimenting with vegetables, flowers and seeds; throughout his yard.

Fred will be fondly remembered as hardworking, helpful, caring, and most of all for his devotion to his family and friends. He had a gift for telling stories and enjoyed expressing himself with his many personal proverbs. He was larger than life in size and spirit and he will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Fred was the beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Wise) Perry, devoted father of Frederick Perry& his companion Linda Hamilton of Bridgton, ME, Linda Perry-Garnett of Anchorage, AK, Cindy Perry and her husband Larry Peck of Bend, OR, and Dr. John Perry of North Yarmouth, ME, father-in-law of Maureen Perry of North Yarmouth, ME, loving “Grampy” of Marc Garnett, Elizabeth, Matthew, Christopher, and Nicole Perry, and Victoria Peck, cherished son of the late Frederick and Florence (Baldwin) Perry, dear brother of the late Catherine Skiffington. Fred is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 17th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Frederick’s name may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

7 Entries in Guest Book for “Frederick R. Perry”

  1. Lynne Wagstaff says:

    Peggy, Fred, Linda, Cindy, and Jack–my 2nd family! You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. FRP was one of a kind–we loved him and will miss him so, so much!
    With love,
    Lynne, Matt and Lauren

  2. Beth Lessard says:

    Today I toast FRP with a beer in a glass. He’s the only one I would do that for. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family, love to you all.
    Beth and Roger

  3. Mike Champoux says:

    Mrs. Perry and the entire family, my and my family offer prayers and condolences to you for your loss.
    Mike Champoux
    Board of Selectman – Wilmington

  4. Steve Skiffington says:

    I have fond memories of trips to Wilmington to see Uncle Fred, Aunt Peg and the cousins. It was always a lot of fun to spend time with them and listen to Uncle Fred’s stories.

    I spent many Saturdays working on plastering jobs with Uncle Fred. He had an unparalleled work ethic and was a great help when I bought my first house a “fixer upper”.

    I learned a good deal from him and will miss him.

  5. Michael Begonis says:

    Dear Peggy:
    On behalf of the men and women of the Wilmington Police Department past and present, our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your loving family. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.
    Chief Michael Begonis

  6. Sandy Garnett says:

    So very sorry to hear about Fred. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Sandy, Gary, Duncan, Camden, and Lachlan

  7. Robert Sceppa says:

    My dear Peggy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband Fred. I never met Fred, but from what I have read about him, he was a great husband and family man. Your friend and classmate, Bob Sceppa

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