Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel

201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY


Colleen E. Perry

February 5, 1984May 18, 2019

Colleen E. Perry, age 35, of Penn Yan, NY took her own life on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

Colleen was born February 5, 1984 in Geneva, NY the daughter of Glea E. and Bonnie R. (Jensen) Perry. She was a 2002 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. Colleen enjoyed the simple things in life. She was a good homemaker and cook and loved her flowers and art work.

Colleen is survived by her mother, Bonnie R. Perry; sisters, Christine (Kenny) Pullin, and Kelly (Billy) Von Glahn; brothers, Matthew (Jennifer) Perry and Mark (Aimee) Perry; nieces, Emerson, Paige, Rylan, Abigail, Harper, Emmaleigh, & Natalia; nephews Grayson, Ian, David & Remington; maternal grandfather Lester Jensen; paternal grandmother Phyllis Perry; several aunts, uncles, cousins, many loyal friends and her cat, Oreo.

Colleen was predeceased by her father, Glea Perry; maternal grandmother, Jean Jensen, paternal grandfather, Robert Perry, and uncles, Chuck Jensen and Randy Jensen.

A memorial service for Colleen will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Penn Yan United Methodist Church, 166 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree, shrub or flower in memory of Colleen or contributions may be made in Colleen's name to the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com for the Perry family.

If Only...

If only I'd stopped and knocked on your door; If only I'd known you couldn't take any more; If only I'd been there, if only I'd called; If I'd not been so busy - and once again stalled.

Why didn't I see then, the pain in your eyes and know that you felt so alone and despised. Why didn't I hear the hurt in your voice, and know you were about to make your last choice!

Maybe if I had been home on that day, I'd have changed things for you in some little way Maybe if I'd chosen my words with more care, I could have seen more and been more aware.

I feel so bewildered and torn from inside, The truth of it all gives me nowhere to hide. Each time the phone rings, though I know it's not you, I'm still trying to see things from your point of view.

God, help me find some true peace of mind, without leaving the memories of this friendship behind. Grant me the courage to start once again, To trust in the love and the life of a friend.


  • Please consider planting a tree, shrub or flower in memory of Colleen.
  • Humane Society of Yates County


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 1, 2019


Colleen E. Perry

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Sylvia Cadwell

May 27, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Perry family. This is not an easy thing to get through.
May Colleen find peace in death. She certainly hasn’t had an easy life starting with the car accident and back surgery at such a young age. RIP Colleen💕💕

Jennifer Spears

May 24, 2019

Colleen always had such a beautiful smile on her face whenever I saw her, so bright it could light up a room! May she find peace now that she has gained her wings and is watching over her family and friends with her dad♥️
Bonnie and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all! Please be sure to take care of yourselves and each other; call each other and seek help or an ear to listen if you need! Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to! May God watch over you all and guide you through this difficult time in your life!

Pam (Barr) Windover

May 24, 2019

Bonnie and family. My deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss. My heart hurts for you all. Please know your are in my thoughts and prayers.
I remember Colleen as a toddler when I babysat for them. Although I haven't connected or stayed in touch with the family, I will occasionally see how everyone is doing on a Facebook post.

Iris Morse

May 23, 2019

I'm so truly sorry for your loss! I had the pleasure of meeting this Beautiful Angel in 2001/2002 during the busy season of working together at the country club. Colleen and I had bonded despite the age difference. She had so much spirit despite life's challenges! I truly loved and admired her and never knew what happened to her til years later after reconnecting on Facebook. We hadn't mingled much thereafter though, I still always hoped the best for her! I will always treasure the conversations we had shared and will always remember her at her well high spirited best! Prayers and hugs to all those who are suffering with this loss! Heaven has gained a Special Angel!
Will be missing your smile Colleen!

Michelle Kinner

May 23, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss.. Colleen was a beautiful soul. I am praying for her family and close friends during this horrific time...

Patti Mattero

May 23, 2019

I Am Very Sorry To Hear About Your Daughter Going Down Hill. My Thoughts Go Out To All The Family Memer's That Collen E. Perry Head. I Seen Your Daughter A Couple Times When To Us To Come Into Morgan's Grocery Store To Get Some Thing. That's How I Know Collen E Perry. Me And My Husband Robert Mattero Will Tell Our Pastor At Are Church To Put Collen E. Perry And The Rest Of The Family On The Prayer List On Sunday When We Go To Church

Rachel Keefer

May 23, 2019

I have such fond memories of you and I in High School... May you find peace now and be with your dad. My heart and condolences goes out to the family. RIP Bubs <3

Cindy Newcomb

May 22, 2019

My sincere Condolences to your family. May you find peace in your faith inthis time of grief.
Know that she will always be just a thought away.

John Kerrick

May 22, 2019

Such a terrible tragedy.. my condolences to her family and friends for your loss.


May 22, 2019

Gone way too soon.