OBITUARY

Henry T. Perry Jr.

October 2, 1944June 3, 2019

October 2, 1944 – June 3, 2019 Major Henry Thomas Perry Jr Norridgewock Resident: Major Henry Thomas Perry Jr., CRNA, 74, passed away June 3, 2019. Born in Waterville ME, October 2, 1944. He grew up in Mercer, ME, attending Riverview Memorial Elementary schoold in Norridgewock, ME. His High School and College years were in Massachusetts. Henry graduated from South Lancaster Academy in 1962, and Atlantic Union College (AUC) in 1967. He taught school in Canaan, MA until November 1968, when he was drafted into service for the Vietnam War. On August 16, 1970, Henry married Renee Ramsay, and the following month, he entered nursing school at AUC, graduating in the class of 1973, and beginning his career at the VA Hospital in Rhode Island. Henry was accepted into Albany Medical School for the anesthesia program in Albany, NY. After completing anesthesia in 1975, Henry had the priviledge of practicing as a CRNA at Thayer hospital, Waterville, ME for 26 years. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1983, serving with the 1125th US Army Hospital. During his time with the 1125th, he served 2 week tours in Equador and Panama providing medical care. Henry was called up for Desert Storm in January, 1991, serving 6 months in Fort Bragg, NC. Henry practiced anesthesia as a CRNA at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley hospital, Pittsfield, ME from 2002 -June 3, 2019. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Norridgewock, serving as a Head Elder. His hobbies included gardening, reading, ham radio (KA1DIV), preparing church sermons, climbing Mt.Katahdin 14 times, making bread, canning, and visiting family and his grandchildren. He was proceed in death by his parents. Henry T. Perry and Eva Mae Blaser. He is survived by his loving wife, Renee Perry of Norridgewock, ME. His 2 sons, Charles Perry of Ooltewah, TN: Lt. Col. Colin Perry (Courtney) of Waynesville, OH; and his daughter Melita Palmer (Luther) of Chattanooga, TN. 4 grandchildren, Olivia Perry and Madelyn Perry of Waynesville, OH; Preston Palmer and Julianne Palmer of Chattanooga, TN. His brother Dr. Jesse Perry (Cindy) of Park City, UT.

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  • He was proceed in death by his parents. Henry T. Perry and Eva Mae Blaser. He is survived by his loving wife, Renee Perry of Norridgewock, ME. His 2 sons, Charles Perry of Ooltewah, TN: Lt. Col. Colin Perry (Courtney) of Waynesville, OH; and his daughter Melita Palmer (Luther) of Chattanooga, TN. 4 grandchildren, Olivia Perry and Madelyn Perry of Waynesville, OH; Preston Palmer and Julianne Palmer of Chattanooga, TN. His brother Dr. Jesse Perry (Cindy) of Park City, UT.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019

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Doreen Moody

June 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you Renee and family. I am not able to get to the services but will be with you in my heart. I am so sad that Henry is gone from us for a little while and then that happy day of reunion will come. It will be a difficult time for each of you but I know you have so many happy memories that you hold dear in your hearts. Henry was always so encouraging and pleasant right from when I met him in academy and worked with him in the book bindery at AUC. When I get down in a couple of weeks I hope to be able to see you, Renee, and give you a hug and shed a few tears. Love you. You will be in my prayers! Doreen

Janet Tolan/Lane

June 8, 2019

Was so sad to hear this news...our thoughts and prayers are with you family...God bless...Jan (Tolan) Lane

Brian McGrath

June 8, 2019

Henry was a pillar in the community of Norridgewock. He was a mentor to many people. Growing up in Maine, he encouraged me in my journey in electronics and Ham Radio. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Brian McGrath

Gail Fish

June 7, 2019

Henry was at SLA/AUC when our Fish family was attending Academy and College.
We we're blessed to know the Perry family at School and the very positive contribution his family made to Christian Education as well as in the Health Care for so many years.
I believe it will not be til eternity we will really know the full impact of his life on so many over his long carreer and life of service in the Church and in the area of Health Care as a Certified Nurse Anesthetist and in the Community at large he affected for good!
Our sincere hope for all the family is that in this time of great loss and heart ache you will find solace in the Blessed Hope we have in Jesus and the Promised Ressurection! John 14:1-3!!!

Lois Beyeler-Graham

June 6, 2019

We were so blessed to share time in our school days at SLA and AUC with this kind and gentle classmate, Henry continued to pursue this same pathway throughout his life and has been a blessing that touched so many lives throughout the years in so many ways. May God bless you, Renee and family, in the days to come may you be comforted with all the warm memories of times shared. Thoughts and prayer today, tomorrow and always.

Judy Knutson

June 6, 2019

Deepest sympathy to you Renee and your family. I remember Henry so well from SLA and his kind, gentle nature with a lot of humor thrown in. He will be missed by all of us who were his classmates and school mates.

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FROM THE FAMILY