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Robert Frederick Perez

December 20, 1929November 22, 2021

Robert (Bob) died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on Monday, November 22nd.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Horton Perez.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in Stratford, he was the son of the late Brigadier General Robert Perez and Georgina Lopez-Ceparo Perez and brother of Colonel George L. Perez.

A graduate of the University of Bridgeport where he achieved All Connecticut Honors in Football and earned varsity letters in both football and track. Prior to his senior year, he became a member of the Connecticut National Guard and attended Army Officers Candidate School at Ft. Riley Kansas. He retired from the National Guard after 20 years at the rank of Major.

Bob had a 40 year career as an engineer with Avco-Lycoming, Curtis Wright, Bell Laboratories and Becton Dickinson and Co. He resided for 25 of those years in Ridgewood, New Jersey before retiring to his beloved Cape Cod where he has lived in Cummaquid for the past 27 years. He loved sailing on Pleasant Bay and playing golf as a longtime member of the Cummaquid Golf Club where he served on the Board of Directors and was President of the Men’s Senior Golf Association.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, James A. Perez and his wife Lea Botsford Perez of Alpharetta, GA and his two granddaughters, Catherine Perez Bode and her husband Steven Bode of Birmingham, AL and Frances F. Perez of Atlanta, GA.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Hyannis on Wednesday, December 1st at 11:00 am. Burial service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bob’s memory to Saint Vincent DePaul.

For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Marie Horton Perez, Wife of 63 years
  • James A. Perez and his wife Lea Botsford Perez of Alpharetta, Son
  • Catherine Perez Bode and her husband Steven Bode of Birmingham, AL, Granddaughter
  • Frances F. Perez of Atlanta, GA, Granddaughter
  • DONATIONS

  • Saint Vincent DePaul

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Richard & Penny Lewis

December 2, 2021

Marie, we are so very sorry for your loss... we only heard yesterday, A quiet and kind gentleman, with always a smile and warm hello.
We are thinking of you and offer our deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. May his memory be a blessing!
Penny & Richard Lewis

Mary Ellen Cronin - Kunesh

November 28, 2021

Marie—
I have many pleasant memories of chats with Bob outside your house while he was pruning schrubs. Being a pleasant & informative man, he was both an attentive listener but also an informative conversationalist.

I appreciated his interest in my parents’ health and well being. My parents were always fond of you both and considered themselves fortunate to have you as neighbors.

Bob’s pleasant manner, gentle demeanor, and smile will be missed by his neighbors, friends, and family, but memories of his kindnesses will stay with us forever.

Marie, my mother, sister, Dianne, & I hold you in our thoughts & prayers during this
emotionally painful time. If there is any way that we can be of comfort or assistance, please let us know.

With our deepest sympathy and regards...

Marion Cronin, Mary Ellen Kunesh, & Dianne Ryan.

Diane Finch

November 27, 2021

Bob Perez came into my life when I was 10 years old on a Labor Day Weekend. That Christmas he gave me a wood burning set and together we fired it up and "burned" creative images. And, he gave me a Joe Stafford 331/3 album "Winter in Vermont" that he and the love of his life, my oldest sister Marie, enjoyed listening to as they cuddled up on the living room couch. He liked to watch me do the Calypso when I started ballroom dancing. Bob was a good sport as he frolicked with me and my younger sister Cynthia in the water at Horse Neck Beach in Westport, MA on day time excursions to the beach. Cynthia and I would stuff seaweed down his trunks and Bob would emerge from the waves dripping wet with seaweed hanging down his legs. Bob came from a terrific, hospitable family. My first trip to New York City as a high school freshman was with his mother Gina and my first experience on a Cabin Cruiser on Long Island Sound was with his Uncle Oscar. Once at his parents home in Stratford, CN, Bob and I took his brother George's motorcycle for a drive down the Connecticut turnpike with Bob as the driver and me holding tightly onto his waist as we rallied down the highway. What fun! In many ways he was my wise elder. As he said to me, "Diane, everybody has stupid moments, why are yours always out loud." And, Bob was there to hear a lot of my more humble anecdotes. My only wish is that I listened and sought his council more often. Of late, we shared and exchanged books for Bob was an avid reader of all genres . He was honest and truthful; caring and faithful; curious and sincere. I loved him and will always remember his firm grasp as he wrapped his arms around me upon greeting and saying farewell to me. How blessed I was to have him in our home for four days recently, As he stated, "I never thought I would see you again, Diane." Bob, I loved you in life; will miss you here but know you've been embraced firmly in the arms of our Compassionate and Loving God.

walter silvia

November 24, 2021

Marie,
Diann and I would like to offer our condolences. Bob was a great guy and I always enjoyed playing golf with him and marveled at how he could still walk the course.

I teach in Boston on Wednesdays ....otherwise we would have attended his funeral mass.

Take care.....Diann and Walter

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY