OBITUARY

Wallace J. Perry III

December 4, 1938April 29, 2019

Wallace J. Perry III, 80, of Bourne, MA passed away peacefully on April 29, 2019. He was born in Hyannis, MA to the late Wallace J. Perry Jr. and wife Arlene (Crump) December 4, 1938.

Juddy, as his friends called him, was a longtime Bourne resident. He graduated from Bourne High School and studied Fire Science at Cape Cod Community College. He was a member of the Army National Guard and a Lieutenant at the Bourne Fire Department, totaling 41 years of service. Jud also worked at George Towers Service Center as a mechanic. He enjoyed working on cars and sharing his knowledge with friends and family. Jud owned Monument Beach Livery through which he offered shuttles to Boston Logan Airport as well as servicing local funeral homes. Jud appreciated sports from an early age, competing in many baseball and basketball games up and down the Cape. He was a respected Little League Coach; remembered for his motivational pep talks, and overall love of the game. Jud participated in an adult softball league where he would have been seen "down and ready" at third base. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and in addition to traveling cross country, he was thrilled by watching his favorite team play in various stadiums. In later years, he got a kick out of seeing his grandchildren build their interest in sports, by attending their games and rooting them on. He is survived by his children Lawrence Perry and his wife Sandra, Antonia Perry, Lori Perry, Jodi Perry, Wallace J. Perry IV (Jay) and his girlfriend Lisa Ruo. He was the beloved grandfather to Brianna, Judson (Jake), Christopher (CJ), Dylan, Caroline, William, Kyle, Sophie, and grand-pup, Rosa. He also leaves his brothers, Harry Perry and Les Perry and his wife Mary, and his sisters, Heather Perry Holmes and her husband Roy, and Heidi Perry. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 4-8PM at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. Bourne, MA. Funeral service will be held 10 AM at Nickerson-Bourne Friday, May 10 followed by burial at South Monument Beach Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in his name to Bourne Firefighters Rescue Fund. PO Box 911 Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0911

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Burial Friday, May 10, 2019

Memories

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Lynn Fuller Kearney

May 13, 2019

Growing up in Mo Beach it was a special place. I babysat for Juddy and Linda in the early years. As I grew up, I worked as a hostess for a local donut shop on MacArthurs Blvd. Almost every night Juddy, Froggy and Mr. Tobey came in for coffee so I wasn’t alone closing up shop. They were my entertainment but more importantly 3 more “dads” who took care of me on a regular basis. Mo Beach was a special place to grow up, Juddy was a part of that I will never forget.

Karen Gibbs. (Moore)

May 10, 2019

Juddy and I have known each other since first grade. My favorite memory from that time is when we would have a snow day at school. The outside entrance to the first grade was through a coat-room. One side wall had hooks for us all to hang our coats. Under the hooks was a bench to sit on to remove our boots. The girls would all be sitting on the bench tugging and trying to get our boots off. Juddy would go down the row and help each girl , one at a time. He was always ready to give a hand whenever one was needed , then and always.
We always looked forward to seeing him at the Bourne High reunions. He had a big smile and hug for everyone. He’ll be missed! Karen

Joe Ciampa

May 9, 2019

I was so sorry to here of Juddy's pasting. Growing up with Larry in Monument Beach, Juddy was my coach in little league and I'll never forget riding to the games in Pocasset in the back of his burgundy and white chevy pickup. I drove limos for him in college and he never got upset with me even when I dinged the blue Cadi. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He was a great man and will be missed. Deepest sympathies to the Perry family.

Ronald Eldridge

May 6, 2019

Jud was my officer at Bourne F.D. He loved to play cribbage and was great at it. I lost many games to him . He was a dear family friend who will be missed by many people.

Daniel Braley

May 5, 2019

Growing up in Mo Beach and being around Station 2, you knew all the characters and I was fortunate to eventually work with Juddy as a new firefighter. He was one of the most upbeat and carefree individuals I ever met. It must run in the blood line as Les is the same. As a new firefighter I was transferred onto his shift in my first year, those were some of the best times of my career. One summer nite as a rookie firefighter I was pacing around the back of Headquarters when I heard something screech over my head, I turned to see Juddy and Bobby Eldridge laughing and shooting bottle rockets at me from the second floor bunk room. Before they were done the second floor was full of smoke. You don't find many people like that anymore. Class act, I had a lot of fun working for him, never seemed like a job. He will be truly missed.

Ralph Tripp

May 3, 2019

Never failed to stop in at 60 handy rd every summer to catch up and rehash old times. Great friend and excellent youth coach. See you soon.

Martin Jordan

May 2, 2019

To the family of Jud Perry I offer my sympathy. Juddy was a class act, a great Fire Lieutenant and a friend. So many memories during my time at the BFD. Such an honor to have known you and I will never forget you. I have thought of you often.

Chief Martin Jordan, Ret.
Bourne Fire Department

Ramona Blanton

May 2, 2019

So many fond memories of fun and good times over decades. I will miss you my friend.

Janice Hall

May 2, 2019

I'm sorry I didn't get to see you last summer while on the Cape. Rest in peace my dear friend! My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Love, Jan

Kevin Watts

May 2, 2019

Will always have fond memories and many laughs as I reflect on my years of working Funerals with “Jud” when he owned and operated his ivery Service. He always was quick with his wit, a joke and always found the bright side in any situation. Goodbye for now, until we are able to share a beer and a laugh again, my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY