EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 29, 2012

Helen P. Perry, 96

Topsham, Maine — Helen P. Perry, 96, of Topsham, Maine, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

She was born in the Panama Canal Zone, July 3, 1916, the daughter of Major James M. and Florence M. Patterson Piercy. She graduated from William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Pa. and, after completing business college, she was employed by the Social Security Administration, one of the earliest employees.

She married Albert H. Rote in 1939, and Richard F. Perry in 1953. Mrs. Perry moved here from North Andover in 2006. During her life she had lived in many locations throughout the U.S., and twice in Panama due to her father’s military service.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane P. and her husband, Raymond E. Hender of Topsham; her grandson, Taylor J. Hender and his wife, Nicole S. of Grottoes, Va. and two great granddaughters, Caroline Elizabeth and Leighann Blair Hender.

ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service will be held in Wall Township, N.J. at a later date. For those unable to attend, condolences to the family may be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions are requested to CHANS, Hospice Care, 50 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256