Wilma Perry

Obituary of Wilma Perry

Wilma G. (McAuliffe) Perry, 82, of Forest Ave, Middletown, died Friday, March 21, 2008 at her home. Born on April 26, 1925 in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late M. George and Wilma (Larson) McAuliffe. Besides her husband of 62 years, Ralph W. Perry, she is survived by her three children, Ralph "Marty" Perry of Middletown, Capt. Raymond J. Perry, USCG of Woodshole, MA, and Deborah L. Melusky of Portsmouth; her four grandchildren Edward Melusky, Jennifer Vieira, Justin Perry, and Melissa Perry; a great-grandson Ethan Vieira; and a sister Jean M. Behan of Newport. She was a sister of the late George McAuliffe, and James McAuliffe. Wilma was an avid golfer and former member of Green Valley and Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club. She was a retired dental hygienist and worked for various Newport dentists. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 9:00am at St. Lucy's Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilma's memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI, 02840. "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Your life was love and labor, Your love for your family true, You did your best for all of us, We will always remember you."
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