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George Andrew Perry, Sr., 71, died Saturday, November 6, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, after complications related to heart surgery. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday November 12, 2010 at the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Seamus Rowland as celebrant. Recitation of the Rosary followed by family visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at Starrett Funeral Home.
George was born on March 22, 1939, in Providence, Rhode Island, was raised in Rhode Island and spent the majority of his life in New England before moving to Paris, Texas, in 2005. George has been retired for the past five (5) years. George was trained to be a cartographer, graphic designer and artist. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson and Wales College, the Community College of Rhode Island and the Vesper George Art School in Boston, Massachusetts. George had many interesting jobs including working for the United States Army Map Service where he worked as a map maker on the Moon and the Southeast Asia projects in the 1960's, and as a graphic designer and wildlife artist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Boston for over twenty (20) years, and for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections where he served as the Chief Steward for the Correctional Officer's labor union. George also spent time working on former Rhode Island Governor, Bruce Sundlin's, election campaigns in the 1990's.
George was a US Army veteran where he served in 8th Infantry Division and was stationed in Germany in the late 1950's. George also owned various businesses, including Ocean State Seafood, Magnum Sign Company and Mar-Dee's Jewelry in Rhode Island.
George was considered a renaissance man, he was an avid hunter, fisherman, youth hockey coach and a talented artist.
He was preceded in death by his son, George Andrew Perry, Jr., his parents, Warren Perry and Antoinette Perry, of Providence, Rhode Island., and his grandparents, George and Elizabeth Perry, and Andre and Delima Girard.
George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Phyllis Perry, who resides in Reno, Texas; his son, Alan Perry, and his wife, Andrea Perry, of Fort Towson, Oklahoma; and his grandchildren, Harrison Perry, Sydney Perry, Andrew Perry, and his sister, Dr. Virginia Kennaway, of Phoenix, Arizona, and a host of relatives and friends, including George's lifelong best friend of over 60 years, William Proux.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
6:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Starrett Funeral Home
Friday, November 12, 2010
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
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