William E. Perkins

Born: Mon., Jul. 26, 1937
Died: Sun., Feb. 19, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 22, 2012
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 23, 2012
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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William E. Perkins

William E. Perkins, 74, of 107 Heritage Dr., died Sun., Feb. 19, 2012, after an illness.
He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Mary M. "Peg" (O'Conner) Smith; 2 daughters: Linda M. and her husband Mark J. Valanzola of Wales MA, and Laura J. and her husband Michael Aubut of Hopkinton; 4 grandchildren: Michael J. Valanzola, Lindsay A. Valanzola, Joseph M. Aubut, and Katharine O. Aubut; 2 brothers: Richard and his wife Helen Perkins of Brookline, and Raymond Perkins of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Shirley and her husband Mark Haynes in New Hampshire; and several nephews and nieces.
Born in Cambridge, MA on July 26, 1937, he was the son of Willard and Hazel (Smith) Perkins and lived in Whitinsville since 2003, previously living in Cranston, RI.
Mr. Perkins worked as an automotive parts and warehouse buyer for Alden Auto Parts in Somerset over 35 years. Previously, he worked for the Postal Service in Cambridge as a mail handler and deliveryman. He was a graduate of English High School in Boston and always had a knack for facts and figures. He loved sports, especially the Red Sox and played baseball in his younger years. He also liked to bowl, collect stamps, and read. He was very close to his family and will be remembered as a great grandfather and dad.
His funeral will be held Thurs., Feb. 23 from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 1 Cross St. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wed., Feb. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Jimmy Fund (The), Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Contributions Services, 6th Fl., 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA. 02445.

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Norma Badger
   Posted Tue February 28, 2012
Dear Peggy, Linda, and Laura- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your families. My thoughts are with you. Love, Norma

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