Obituaries

Juan M. “John” Perez

December 23rd, 2017

Juan M. “John” Perez, age 81, of Wilmington, passed away on December 22, 2017.

Juan was the beloved husband of the late Anne R. (Drugan) Perez, devoted father of Melissa Scolastico & her husband David, Tara Cavanaugh & her husband Paul all of Wilmington and Joseph Perez of Salem, loving “Mimi” of Angela & Andrew Scolastico and Anna & Jonathan Cavanaugh, cherished son of the late Jose F. and Eduvigues (Martinez) Perez, dear brother of Jess Perez & his wife Marylou of CA, the late Jose M. Perez and Teresita Guerrero & her husband John, brother-in-law of Lola Perez of Guam, Carol Vye & her husband Albert of Portsmouth, RI and Allen Drugan & his wife Kathy of Newport Richie, FL.  Juan is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, December 29th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, December 28th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Juan’s name may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3100, Woburn, MA 01801.

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14 Entries in Guest Book for “Juan M. “John” Perez”

  1. Allen & Kathy Drugan says:

    He was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. He will truly be missed.

  2. Betsy Palmer Feeley says:

    Melissa,
    So sorry to learn about your Dad. Sending prayers.

  3. Jimbo McHugh says:

    Melissa so sorry to hear about you Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  4. Bill & Annmarie Steed says:

    Melissa
    We are very sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Patty Guerrero Elliott says:

    The most gentle, loving, giving man I have ever known. I have wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. He and Auntie Anne were so important and so loved by my parents. Dance with your wife in heaven Uncle John, I love you so very much.

  6. Rosalind Perez Gratz (Lolly) says:

    Dear Tate,
    Would you please hug everyone up there for all of us? You, my dear cousin, have been the one person that has “glued” each family member to one another. As long as I can remember (since I was 5) you were the one making phone calls to check on all of us. The contact continued even after you married Anne. I always felt the love and support from you, just in the one phone call. You always made Mama smile. You brought so much joy & love to anyone fortunate to know you. I will miss you but you will always be in my heart. I know you are at peace now. Sending lots of hugs for you to pass around – you know who they go to – and love. Lolly (the naughty one)

  7. Ulrica P. Gill says:

    Dear Melissa , Joseph , and Tara,
    I know it must be difficult today because it’s Christmas, but please take comfort that God has a plan for everything. I know in my heart your father fulfilled God’s plan with courage and purity of heart and service to others. He had a gentle and humble soul. That is how I always remembered him!
    God bless you all with strength during this time. And may your dad rest in peace!
    Love,
    Ulrica

  8. Paulina San Agustin says:

    Melissa, Tara, and Joseph,
    Condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
    Love and prayers from Auntie Pina and family from Mongmong, Guam

  9. Bubba Artero says:

    Saddened to hear of your passing Uncle. Last we met, was at Auntie Terrie’s Goodbye. And many many years before that, when Dad brought us to visit you all one summer. Tara, Melissa, Joe, you had a rope swing in your yard long ago. If you don’t remember it, it’s because my brother (or I ) broke it! Uncle, your smile, your humor, your wit, your love, are the things I remember most. Oh yeah, and how tall you were for a Chamorro. We’ve lost another from Clan Gonga. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Kika Victoria says:

    Dearest Tate,
    Each time w? spoke by phone I would confirm this was my “handsome Boston cousin. My heart aches that you are gone but trusting In the Lord that you are having a reunion with all the family and love of your like Ann. Melissa, Tara and Joseph your Dan was special to all if us. Although we’ve not met
    Dad mane sure w? knew who our Boston Gonga family were. Our prayers are with you all duting this difficult. Know that this entire family is here for all of you. May Good bless you all. Love Auntie Kika & Uncle Dennis Victoria

  11. Jessica Perez-Wong says:

    Uncle John, Auntie Ann and my cousins, Melissa, Tara and Joe will always hold a special place in my heart. My sophomore year of college we visited them in Boston. Our two weeks with them was nothing short of fabulous. They were all so gracious, funny and welcomed us for a whirlwind of adventure and fun. Uncle John in particular made an indelible mark on me as he was warm, quick witted, and ready to share stories that were always peppered with winks, and mock seriousness. He was always a gentleman, he doted on Auntie Ann and his kids and he took the time to listen. That’s what I admired most about him, he was such a great listener. He was sincere, his thoughts, well articulated, his attitude engaging. I will always think fondly of my Uncle John, I love and appreciated him so much. When he would call my family his voice always brought a smile to my face. Forever in my heart, I know he is resting in heaven with my Auntie Ann, a huge smile across both their faces. That’s how I will always remember him.

  12. JT and Family says:

    Our deepest condolences. We’ll miss you Uncle John.

  13. Marilyn P. Megofna says:

    Tate,
    I have many happy memories of you as a young girl. Each time you visited Guam, Mom and Dad are always happy to see you. I love to hear their stories of your childhood days as well as your siblings. You never cease to call family most esp. during the holidays. You left many moons ago but like they always say ” you can never take the island out of the boy” That’s what you are…..always with family regardless of distance! Love you Cuz, Lyn

  14. Nancy Matulewicz says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Juan and Anne are together again. Rest in peace.

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