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Evelyn Cowles Perry, 93, died on February 20, 2010 at the Maples Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham. She was the wife of the late Charles A. Perry Sr. Evelyn was raised in Farmington, CT on her familys dairy farm. Because of her love of art she attended school in New Britain. After graduation, she traveled to Boston, continued her studies in Art, and then graduated from the Boston School of Occupational Therapy. As an occupational therapist, she had worked at the Danvers State Hospital and the Boston State Hospital. She had met her late husband in Boston, and it was not long after their meeting that the Second World War broke out and Charles joined the US Air Force. As a result of his military training Charles went to Miami, where Evelyn joined him and they were married. They made many friends while he was in the military, and formed relationships that lasted a lifetime. Col. Charles A. Perry Sr, served faithfully in the 509th Composite Group and the 102nd Tactical Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force. Evelyn enjoyed attending reunions of the 509th until a decline in her health precluded her involvement. After the War, the couple resided in Boston, moving to Wrentham in 1953. Evelyn was a Cub Scout Den Mother, assisted with 4-H, and was a very active member of the George MacInnis American Legion Womens Auxiliary in Wrentham. During the Viet Nam War, she maintained a map of the location of each active duty member who was in service and from Wrentham. An active member of the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham, she is fondly remembered as a caring part of the Church Community. She very much enjoyed traveling, knitting and crafts, and enjoyed all of the time that she spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Christine P. and her husband James Hunt of Worcester, her sons, Edward C. and his wife Maureen Perry of Wrentham, and Charles A. Jr. and his wife Janice Perry of Harvard, and grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Lisa, Molly, and many nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held on Wednesday at 10 AM, in the Sanctuary of the Original Congregational Church, East Street at Dedham Street, Wrentham Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either the Wrentham Food Pantry, c/o The Original Congregational Chruch, PO Box 657, Wrentham, MA 02093, or to the Maples Rehab. and Nursing Center, Activities Fund, 90 Taunton Street, Wrentham, MA 02093

Published in The Country Gazette from Feb. 23 to Mar. 2, 2010
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