Geraldine R. Perron

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Geraldine R. (Browne) Bemis Perron, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 30, after a period of failing health. She was the former wife of the late William W. Perron Jr. Born and raised in Whitman, one of ten children, she was the daughter of the late Elmer C. and Mary B. (Wagner) Browne and a graduate of Whitman High School, Class of 1952. As a resident of Whitman, she had worked several years, until 1978, for the former Commonwealth Shoe & Leather Company of Whitman. Prior to her retirement in 2002, she had worked as a Reproduction Services Supervisor for Bridgewater State College. She was a loving mother and grandmother and truly enjoyed the time spent with her family. She is survived by her loving children, Donna Balkcom and her husband David of Hanson and James Perron and his wife Erin of Norwell; and her grandchildren, David Balkcom Jr., Cheryl Balkcom, Jamie Bairos, Stacy Morgan, James Perron II and Jacqueline Perron. She is also survived by her 9 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Clyde Browne, Marion Phinney, Evelyn Donaldson, Rena Coates, Russell Browne, Gladys Browne, Donald Browne, Earl Browne and Shirley Evans. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Abington. Visiting hours will be held Monday, Feb. 3, from 4-7 p.m. Donations in her name may be made to the , 460 Trotten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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Blanchard Funeral Chapel
666 Plymouth Street Whitman, MA 02382
(781) 447-0170
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Published in The Enterprise on Feb. 1, 2014
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