Joseph G. Perry

Joseph Gregory Perry was born on Sunday, November 17, 1940 in Canton, Ohio to the late Andre Borges Perry and Mae Elizabeth (Gardner) Perry. He suddenly passed away from this earthly life at the age of “80” to rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in Boston, MA.

He leaves to cherish and honor the love and memory of their lives spent together; his devoted wife of almost 47 years, Brenda “Miss B”; his son; Richard G. Lyle, his daughters; Andrea R. Perry and Alicia L. Perry, and grandchildren: Joseph R. Lyle, Jahdejha L. Henderson, and Xavier L.M. Walker.

Joseph grew up from a young boy where he lived with his family on 9th Street in Canton, Ohio. His mother was from Maryland and father from Praia (Santiago) Cape Verde. He was the 6th child of his parents (11) children; he had (6 brothers and 4 sisters) of which: Cornell, Manuel, Joann, and Mary, have all preceded him in going home to be with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

During his formative years, before he graduated from Timken High School, Joseph worked at The Brookside Country Club. A meticulous, manicured and picturesque golf club in Canton. A specific and exact description of the type of style and character that he carried throughout his life.

Joseph was always known to be a clean cut type of guy and dressed sharp from head to toe. He liked to spend time with his family and had a particular set of friends that he hung out with at the neighborhood community gathering spots; known as “Cooks Park” where he loved to watch the baseball games, and “Nimisilla Park on Mahoning Road where there is a playground and basketball court.

One of Joseph’s special pastimes in Canton was singing with his friends and members of the “O’Jays”: Walter Williams, Sr. and Eddie Levert. Joseph moved from Canton, Ohio to Boston, MA in the early 60’s; where he lived with close friends that were like family to him in the Fort Hill area of Roxbury. He worked his way up from a production manager to the title of Director  of Quality Control and Assurance in the industry of Technology and Electrical Manufacturing at such companies as Honeywell, Teradyne, Micro Fab and Printed Circuit Corporation.

He got married in 1974 in Boston where his family still reminisces to this day of the spectacular rooftop wedding reception he had on Massachusetts Avenue. Joseph will forever be loved and kept in our hearts as he also to share many years of memories and good times spent together on vacations and at family reunions with his loved ones and friends.

Joseph also leaves behind to cherish special memories with his:

Brothers and Sisters: all of Ohio, John (Sandra) Perry, David (Nancy) Perry, Stephen (Sondra) Perry, Michael Perry, Margaret Gracia and Evelyn (Jeff) Gamble.

Brother-in-laws: Adelino C. Fontes, Nathaniel Willis, Henry Haynes and Carl Webb.

Sister-in-laws: Marlene Perry (deceased), Luella Webb, Judy (Vickers) Webb, Cheryl (Claudell) Wilson, Bernadette Williams, Antoinette Wells, and Geneva Carter along with many nieces, nephews and family friends.

“May Joseph rest in peace”