Theodore Alvin Perkins
September 16, 1929 – June 14, 2019
Waterford- Theodore “Ted” Perkins, 89, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on Friday June 14, 2019 in Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Mr. Perkins was born on September 16, 1929 in New London, the son of Frank and Marion (Getchel) Perkins. He was employed for Many years at Electric Boat retiring as a Superintendent. He married Betty Page on July 30, 1949 in Waterford. Ted is survived by his four children, Sharon (Jeffery) Sandstrom of Waterford, Marcia (Randy) Lipphardt of N. Stonington, Son Steven Perkins of Canterbury, and Nancy (Wayne) Griffin of Waterford. Nine Grandchildren Thomas (Kirstin) Burrow, Tim (Becky) Burrows, Melissa (Dan) Quinn, Laura Sarette, Emily Gravel (Kenny), Elizabeth Rogers (Fred), Justin (Michelle) Griffin, Jeremy (Tayla) Griffin and Tyler Griffin as well as 9 great-grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:30pm in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford. A Celebration of Ted’s life will be held on July 30, 2019 at Langley's Restaurant at 4:00 p.m.
Ted was predeceased by his mother and father and 9 siblings. He grew up in Waterford and attended Great Neck School and Chapman Tech. He was a carpenter by trade and built many houses. His hobby in later years turned into building beautiful birdhouses and furniture for family and friends. Ted was also a square dance caller for many years. He and his wife Betty enjoyed travelling to many destinations throughout the world; his kind ways and sense of humor made it easy to make many new friends along the way. After retiring from Electric Boat He and his wife wintered for 32 year in Estero, Florida.
Ted loved his family and friends and most of all he loved the lord. He will be sadly missed by all. At the families request, donations may be made in his name to The American Lung Association.
Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for tributes and directions.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, June 19, 2019