Thomas A. "Tom" Perry
1943 - 2014
Church & Allen Funeral Service
136 Sachem Street
Norwich, CT
Thomas "Tom" A. Perry Dec. 13, 1943 - Jul. 16, 2014 LISBON - Thomas "Tom" A. Perry, 70, died on Wednesday at Backus Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Norwich on December 13, 1943 to the late Joseph A. and Frances I. (Vera) Perry. On January 18, 1963 he married his beloved wife Eloise (Williams) who survives him. Tom worked for 27 years as a supervisor at the former King Seeley Thermos in Norwich and then the Dept. of Corrections until his retirement. Tom "Mighty Hawk" was a tribal member, Elder and Tribal Councilor of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. He enjoyed manicuring his lawn and talking with everyone, but his greatest love was his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Eloise, his son Thomas Allan Perry, daughter Melissa Perry-Russell and her husband Akin, brothers; Joseph A. Perry Jr., and wife Sharron of Montville, and Peter F. Perry, and wife Barbara of South Windsor, one sister; Justine M. Miller of Norwich, his cousin Marvin C. Perry of Silver Spring, MD, who was more like a brother, grandson; Jaron Russell and several nieces, nephews and special cousins. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday at Noon at Madry Temple Church, 25 Manwaring St., New London with visitation from 11A.M. until the time of service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations in Tom's memory may be made to either Madry Temple Church or the charity of the donor's choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit
Published by Norwich Bulletin on Jul. 20, 2014.
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Hattie Johnson
July 25, 2014
Deepest sympathys goes out to the Perry and Miller family.
Louie and Julie Malerba
July 24, 2014

Sorry for your lost, Tom was a great person.
Joseph De Lucia, Sr.
July 24, 2014
to all the Perry family, my sincere condolences
Aaron Baldwin
July 23, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Melissa, Akin Russell and family. I had the pleasure of working with Tom and was honored by his integrity and dignity. He truly made everyone better by his presence. An example to us all.
Joseph Grimmett
July 23, 2014
I worked with Tom for years at Thermos, he was a very nice man. I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed! Nice boss, too! O:-)
Barbara Kinney
July 22, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time. May God minister to your heart.
The Bell Family
(Joyce,Solomon,Terry,Jervis and Judy)
Judy Bell
July 22, 2014
Dear Joe & Justine,
Mary Ellen & I want to send our sincere sympathies to the Perry Family,
We didn't know your brother but the kind remarks that are posted here speak volumes about the high regard those who did know him held him in.
We're sorry for your loss.
John Mulligan, Old Saybrook
July 22, 2014
Our sincere condolences during the loss of your Husband, Father, Brother, Cousin and Friend. May all the wonderful memories you have of Tom always keep him close to your heart. He will be dearly missed. -The Delgado Family-
Roberta DelGado.Vincent
July 22, 2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to Joe, Justine and family. Tom had a good heart, he will be missed. Our prayers continue to be with the family. Angie Oliver and family.
July 22, 2014
To the Perry family sorry for your loss Tom was a great person ,my heart goes out to you

Eleanor Godfrey
July 21, 2014
Eloise, Justine, Joe, Peter and the Perry family,

Please accept our condolences at the loss of Tom. He was a wonderful, gentle man. We will miss his warm smile and the kind words he was always ready to share. May your grief and loss gradually fade and be replaced by wonderful memories of the times you shared.
Ed, Lynn and Lisa Powers
July 21, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the Perry family. We last saw Tom last year at a family barbecue and he was as lively as ever! May fond memories and God's peace carry you through this time of grief.

Carole Lee and Leon Owens
Carole Lee
July 21, 2014
So sorry for you loss. Tom always welcome me with a smile. I will miss him.
Your family are in my prayers.
Davida Hamlin, Eastern Pequot
July 21, 2014
Joe and Justine and family so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you
Ken & Carlyn Gembel
July 21, 2014
To the Perry Family,
I am so sorry for you loss. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers
Jeannie Amado
July 21, 2014
Dear Justine, Joe, and family: Tom was a very gracious and kind man and I am honored to have had the opportunity to know him and see him over the years during my work with the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. This is a great loss, and my deepest sympathies go to everyone in Tom's family.
Sincerely, Amy Den Ouden
Amy Den Ouden
July 20, 2014
Dear Justine and family, So sorry for your loss. Keeping all you in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon, Dave and Hannah Preble
Sharon Preble
July 20, 2014
Dear Justine,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May your brother rest in peace and leave you with many happy memories.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Donna & Ron
Donna Landry
July 20, 2014
To The Perry Family:
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Perry was such a great person. Always smiling and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Thank u Tom for all you taught me at CCIN. We had a lot of laughs together. RIP Mr. Perry.
Idette Thompson
July 20, 2014
Dear Joe, Sharon, Justine, Peter, Eloise and family of Tom Perry.

With deep sympathy for your loss of Tom in his passing into the spiritual world. May the Great Spirit Comfort you with loving memories. May Tom be at peace on his journey with the Creator.

Taubotne (Thank you) for his life and service to the tribe and the community.

Chief Hockeo, Roy Sebastian and Ginny
Kathy & Brian, Gwen, Pat & family and Eastern Pequot Tribal family
July 20, 2014
Justine, my deepest sympathy to you and all your family on your loss of Tom. May the pain of that loss be mitigated some by joyful memories of happy times.
Phyllis Rowan
July 20, 2014
Our condolences & prayers to the family . Tom was a very kind person will be missed.
Jacqueline Smith-Woodberry
July 20, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Perry family. Tom "Mighty Hawk" always had the sweetest spirit. You will be missed deeply. May the Creator continue to watch over you
and blanket you with Eagle wings.
Brenda Geer
July 20, 2014
Joe and Justine and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Jerry Dyki
July 20, 2014
Michelle Jenkins
July 20, 2014
Joe & Sharron,

I knew of Tom. He was a straight forward stand-up guy. Sorry about his passing. God bless, may the family find peace during this most difficult and challenging time.
Bud & Sue Avdevich
July 20, 2014
To Tom's family I graduated from NFA “61” we played JV football and had lots of laughs walking up the hill to Rec. field that we were the tackling dummies for the first string. I (we) will al miss the big guy and is infectious smile! RIP Tom..
July 20, 2014
Our condolences & prayers sent to the family & friends. We will miss your Beautiful Spirit R.I.P my friend.
Kim & Jim Amado
July 20, 2014
To Joe and family...My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your brothers and sister. Tom and I were born 1/2 hour apart at Backus where our mothers first met and eventually became lifelong friends. You might say that I was Tom's "first roomie" after your mother. Tom was a good friend in high school and we got together at all of our reunions. A great guy to have around and surely will be missed by all.
Bill Burelle
July 20, 2014
I wish to offer my condolences to Tom's family.I worked with Tom for many years,we shared many good times.He will be missed.
Ed Brewer
July 20, 2014
Rip Tom.
My sympathy to all of the Perry Family.
Sandra Goode-Ferguson
July 20, 2014
A man who was such a blessing to know. a wonderful family he was blessed to belong.our love and condolences.Fly high Tomny.
Barbara Gomes and family
July 20, 2014
I worked for Tom at Thermos. he was a terrific boss as well as a kind and gentle man. May he rest in peace and his family hold on to the wonderful memories as his spirit lives on in all of you.
Sue Theve
July 20, 2014
Our condolences go out to all of the Perry family he was a nieghbor,friend and just an all around nice man he was fun to have chats with & always helpful he will be missed in the neighbor hood may he rest in piece. Jim & Shirley Niedjadlo
July 20, 2014
Sun.07.20.14 9:37 AM
Peace and Blessings be with all the family, friends and love ones of Mr. Perry at this intense emotional time of loss and memories. God's continued guidance be with you through these days... Pray-filled thoughts Donna Hunter and family
Donna Hunter
July 20, 2014
Having grown up on Mount Pleasant Street I knew the Perry family and loved Tom's energy and sprit. Seeing Tom later in life I found him to be kind, upstanding, and very approachable. With deepest sympathy to the Perry family in your time of sorrow. Michael Paprocki
Michael Paprocki
July 20, 2014
Having grown up on Mount Pleasant Street near the Perry family I loved Tom's spirit and energy. Meeting him in later years he was always kind, upstanding and approachable. My sincere condolences to the Perry family. In deepest sympathy, Michael Paprocki
July 20, 2014
My condolences to all of Tom's family. I worked with him for many years at DOC - Niantic and always thought of Tom as being a gentleman in every sense of the word. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. June Pelling
July 20, 2014
Rest in peace. we will never forget you. Our hearts go out to your family.
Verna &Maria Randall
July 20, 2014
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