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Helen Perry

WEST STOCKBRIDGE Helen Warrington Roberts Perry died peacefully on July 8 at Kimball Farms in Lenox. She was married to Tod Perry [Thomas Doane Perry Jr.] for 58 years prior to his death in 1997.Helen attended Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown New Jersey and majored in botany at Vassar College.

She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Boston, Cambridge, Arlington, Hingham, and West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Judith, and is survived by her son Doane of Cambridge and Richmond, Mass. who is married to Karen Carmean, and son Rodney of Rochester, N.Y. who is married to Joyce Perry.

During her husband's career as Manager of the Boston Symphony, Helen travelled often with the Orchestra and was noted for her warm and generous entertaining of musicians and artists from all over the world.

Helen was tireless in improving institutions in the communities in which she lived, including the Hingham Public Library, the Lenox Library, the Lenox Garden Club and the Berkshire Garden Center. She was president of the Lenox Library and of the Lenox Garden Club.

Born a Quaker, Helen co-founded and led the Friends Meetings in Hingham and in Lenox.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Donations in lieu of flowers should be made in memory of Helen Perry to the Lenox Library Association, in care of Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA, 01240.

A memorial service is being planned for late summer and a celebration for the autumn.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 10, 2010
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