Obituary: Ruth Irene (Hoey) Perry, 73
Aug 07, 2014 03:39PM
By Bill Gilman
Ruth Irene (Hoey) Perry, age 73, a resident of Tewksbury for 49 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
Beloved wife of Retired Tewksbury Police Detective, H. David Perry. They would have celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on September 8, 2014.
Born in Somerville on June 25, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William B. Hoey and the late Hazel I. (Cooke) Hoey.
She attended St. Theresa's grammar school in Somerville and St. Mary's High School in Cambridge, graduating with the Class of 1959.
Following high school, Ruth attended Mount Auburn School of Nursing. She worked for over 20 years at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn prior to her retirement in 1995.
Ruth enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, wintering in Florida, playing shuffle board, cooking, sewing and camping.
In addition to her husband, Dave, she is survived by her children, Jeffrey Perry of Dracut, daughter-in-law, Karen Perry of Westford, Tewksbury Police Sergeant Mark Perry and his wife Carrie, of Lowell, Kimberly Silk and her husband, Stephen, of North Andover, Deborah Guttadauro and her husband, Tewksbury Fire Dept. Lieutenant, Paul Guttadauro of Tewksbury, and David Perry and his wife, Karen, of N. Andover; twelve grandchildren, Brad and Allie Perry, Dustin (Janelle), Stephanie, Jake and Julia Silk, Kelsey, Cortny and Kara Guttadauro, William, Andrew and Caroline Perry; her siblings, William B. Hoey, Jr., Marie Cimetti, Judith Chisholm, Carol Anderson, the late Charles Hoey, Noreen Farrar, Gail Garda, Elaine Dold, Robert Hoey, Richard Hoey, and Teresa Kupris; her best friends, Sandy and Joey DeLucia,; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Lulu.
Calling hours are Friday, August 8, from 4-8 p.m., at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Services will take place on Saturday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. William's Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the family's favorite charity, the JAZSF Scholarship Fund, 47 Algonquin Drive, Tewksbury, MA 01876.