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EASTHAMPTON - Howard R. Perrea Sr., 79, of Mineral Street passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
Howard was born in Chicopee on Nov. 19, 1934, the son of the late Emery and Grace (Myrick) Perrea. He was educated in the Easthampton schools.
Howard was a longtime employee at Duseau Trucking Co. of Hatfield, and previously worked for the town of Easthampton with the Department of Public Works at the Easthampton Treatment Plant.
Howard leaves his beloved wife of 60 years, Carol (Foley) Perrea; his loving children, Howard R. Perrea Jr. of Northfield, Debra L. Cummings of Easthampton, Michael Perrea of St. Petersburg, Fla., Brenda L. Perrea of Easthampton, Wayne H. Perrea of Shelburne Falls, Brian J. Perrea of Northampton, and Holly M. Perrea of Whatley; his caring sisters, Dale Lucchesi of Northampton and Joan Cruz of Panama City, Fla.; his 12 adored grandchildren and 34 cherished great-grandchildren; and his many nieces and nephews.
Howard was predeceased by three of his grandsons, Richard P. Boyer, and John and Richard Huntley.
Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The O'Brien Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial gifts can be made to the VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 31, 2014
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