Helen P. Perry, 96

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TOPSHAM — Helen P. Perry, 96, died Nov. 27. She was born in the Panama Canal Zone on July 3, 1916, the daughter of Maj. James M. and Florence M. Patterson Piercy.

Perry graduated from William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Pa., and after completing business college, she served as one of the earliest employees of the Social Security Administration.

She married Albert H. Rote in 1939, and Richard F. Perry in 1953.

Because of her father’s military service, Perry lived in many locations throughout the United States, and twice in Panama. She moved to Maine from North Andover, Mass., in 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane P.; her husband, Raymond E. Hender, of Topsham; her grandson, Taylor J. Hender, and his wife, Nicole S., of Grottoes, Va.; and two great-granddaughters, Caroline Elizabeth and Leighann Blair Hender. 

A graveside service will be held in Wall, N.J., at a later date. For those unable to attend, condolences to the family may be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions also may be made to CHANS Hospice Care, 50 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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