MILFORD - Mary A. Perham, 90, longtime resident of Milford, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Hillsboro House in Hillsboro, following a lengthy illness.
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She was born in Columbia on April 9, 1922, a daughter of Donald W. and Marion E. (Lang) Shoff.
Mrs. Perham was a graduate of Lyndon State Teachers College, Lyndon, Vt. She was an elementary school teacher and taught third grade at the Florence Rideout Elementary School, Wilton, for more than 25 years.
She devoted many years of service to the American Legion Auxiliary, served as past national vice president and was a member of the Ricciardi Hartshorn Post No. 23 Auxiliary, Milford.
She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church, Milford.
Mrs. Perham was predeceased by her husband, Lester R. Perham, who died in 1991.
Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Peter Graesser of Francestown; two step-sons, Paul and Regina Perham, of Keene, Graham and Janice Perham of Lisbon; four grandchildren, Michele and Jason Schneiderman of Manchester, Julie and Erik Shaffer of Keene, Kim and Brian Gillis of New York and Jeffrey and Lisa Perham of San Diego, Calif.; six great grandchildren; several nieces and cousins.
SERVICES: Visiting hours are on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Milford United Methodist Church, 327 North River Road, Milford.
Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford.
To leave an online condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.
Published in Union Leader on Oct. 29, 2012