Marie C. Perry,
mother of Father John J. Perry

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Marie C. (Carvalho) Perry, age 81, of Fall River, passed away August 4 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John Perry.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina (Casso) Carvalho, and was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Perry was employed as a secretary with United Merchants and Anderson Little in Fall River.

She was a member and past president of the former Fall River Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Ladies Firefighter Bowling League, a member of the Legion of Mary, taught Religious Education at Holy Name Church in New Bedford and was a communicant of Holy Rosary and St. Joseph’s Church in Fall River.

She is survived by her four children, Father John J. Perry pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville, and Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Osterville; Michael L. Perry and his wife Melissa of Somerset; Robert J. Perry and his wife Catherine of Assonet; and Nancy M. Blythe and her husband Kevin of Fall River; six grandchildren: Kory Marie Silva, Nina Blythe, Jenna Perry, Robyn Perry, Michael Perry and Rachel Perry; a great granddaughter Merilyn Marie Silva and a goddaughter Lisa Carvalho.

Mrs. Perry was the sister of the late Joseph Carvalho.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on August 7 at St. Joseph’s Church, Fall River. 

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Southcoast Health Philanthropy Department, 101 Page Street, New Bedford, Mass., 02740 or to Catholic Memorial Home 2446 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass., 02720. Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. 

Waring-Sullivan Funeral Homes was in charge of the arrangements.


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