It is with a heavy and saddened heart, that on January 6, 2021, the entire Perry family and staff has lost one of their own, William J. Perry "Bill", one of the original co-founders of Perry Funeral Home. Bill had retired back in May 2017, after 50 years of service as a funeral director. He will fondly be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and dedication in servicing families throughout the years.
Bill was not only just a funeral director, he was a family man, above all, whom treasured and loved his family greatly. He will be sincerely missed and remembered fondly by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Perry Funeral Home was founded by 1st generation, Thomas Harding Perry, best known as “Timmy” along with his two sons, the 2nd generation, Thomas H. Perry, “Tom Sr.” and William J. Perry, “Bill”. Perry Funeral Home has been a family owned and operated business since August 11, 1963. Thomas H. Perry, “Tommy or Tom Jr.” and 3rd generation, joined the family business in 1989 as a licensed funeral director and has since continued the tradition of personalized assistance to the families. Upon Tom Sr.’s retirement in 2005, his son Tom Jr. became a co-owner of the funeral home with his Uncle Bill. After 50 years of service, in May 2017, Bill retired. Today, Tom Jr., along with his dedicated staff, continue the family tradition of personal service to families throughout the area.
Perry Funeral Home also employs an additional full-time Licensed Funeral Director, Brandon Frazer. In 2012, Perry Funeral Home welcomed, Brandon, who continues to remain an important part of our team.
In addition to our full-time staff, Perry Funeral Home proudly boasts a part-time team of devoted individuals whom we are proud to have onboard with us. José Rego, Edward Pimental, John Costa, Bobby Matos, Jack Indio (Tom Jr.'s brother-in-law), Randy Debrosse, Anthony Poente, Eduardo Oliveira, Cody Perry (Tom Jr.'s and Joselyn's son) and funeral apprentice Kellie Demers, all assist with our visiting hours and funerals, but more importantly, are known for the special care that they provide when assisting all of our families during their time of need. Joselyn Perry, Tom Jr.'s wife, has become an asset in providing endless support and assistance to the office staff.
The Perry Family would like to make a special mention of the late John J. O’Malley lll, who began his employment at Perry Funeral Home in 1984 and continued his service with us until his passing back in April 2012. John was not only a valued employee but a great friend to the entire Perry family for well over 30+ years. John is deeply missed and will be fondly remembered by all of us.
The Perry Family would like to make a second special mention of the late Tony Teixeira, whom we lost in June 2019. He was not only a hard-working and devoted employee, he was above all, a beloved friend to everyone here. Tony worked many visiting hours and funerals over the years with such caring and compassion. He was a genuine, warm and kind-hearted soul, the “total package”, who will be missed more than words can ever say.
Our staff at Perry Funeral Home brings well over 100 years of funeral home experience and when it comes to serving families at their time of need, we will continue the same highest level of quality care and personal service.
Perry Funeral Home & Cremation Service | 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford, MA 02740 | 508-993-2921