Naples, FL — Thomas T. Perrett of Naples, Fla., passed away on Sunday October 6, 2013, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, Mass.
Born in Malden, Mass., he was the son of Thomas H. and Anita B. (Geney) Perrett. He was a graduate of Saugus High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, and received the American Theatre Service Medal, the Army Occupation Medal (Germany), the European-African Middle Eastern Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star, and the French Medal of Honor, and was honorably discharged from service.
For more than 40 years, Tom was employed with General Electric in Lynn, Mass. He was a lifetime member of the 12th Armored Division Association, a master Mason at the Philanthropic Lodge AF&AM, the American Legion in Naples, the RSVP through Naples Hospital, and was also a member of the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Naples. For many years, Tom and his late wife, Shirley, were election officials for Collier County, Florida.
The widower of Shirley E. (Miner) Perrett, Thomas is survived by his daughters, Diane E. Pellegrino Remington of Methuen, Mass., Shirley L. Finn and her husband, John, of Malden, Mass., Debra A. Lane and her husband, Edward, of Mason, N.H., and Joyce E. DiDonato of Pepperell, Mass.; grandchildren, Jason J. and Tanya E. Pellegrino of Danielson, Conn., John J. Finn III and his wife, Katie, of Saugus, Mass., Thomas B. Finn of Medford, Michelle Moruzzi and her husband, John, of Arlington, Mass., Jennifer E. Finn of Malden, Edward T. Lane and his wife, Amber, of Hillsboro, N.H., Scott M. Lane of Mason, N.H., Sgt. Matthew J. Lane of Hawaii, Nicole E. DiDonato of Pepperell, Mass., Danielle J. DiDonato and her fiancé, Nick Asselin of Pepperell; great-grandchildren, Logan T. and Landon G. Lane of Hillsboro, John T. Moruzzi of Arlington, and Autumn N. Grande of Pepperell; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Miner and his wife, Marti, of Kennesaw, Ga.
Thomas was predeceased by his sister, Anita N. Castle and her husband, Ernest; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Call and her husband, John.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorials can be made to the 12th Amored Division Association, c/o Peggy Anne Vosseler, 32 Cassin Hill Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060, or to the 12 Armored Division Memorial Museum, 1289 N. 2nd St., Abilene, TX 79601. Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street Methuen. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., in the funeral home, with burial to follow in the New Pine Grove Cemetery, Raymond, N.H.
For directions, or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Perrett Family.