Bradford, VT – Rodney K. Perry, 72, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021 in his home surrounded by family after a long courageous battle against cancer.
He was born April 3, 1948 in Barre, VT, the son of Kenneth G. Perry and Berdina (Tillotson) Perry. He attended Waits River Schools and was a graduate of Bradford Academy in Bradford, VT. After his schooling he worked for the Barre Granite Quarries for several years. He later retired from the New England Telephone Co.
He married Marie Huntington in 1965. They raised three children and later divorced. In 2004 he married Phyllis Hanley of Bradford, VT. Rodney and Phyllis traveled extensively visiting family and friends. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Bradford VT.
Rodney was actively involved in his community by volunteering most of his time with church sponsored events, counseling at Camp Agape for children whose parents were incarcerated, participating in the Kairos Prison Ministry and providing patient transportation to and from DHMC appointments. He was very family orientated and always looked forward to hosting the annual family Christmas party. He was an outdoor enthusiast spending time on his land either hunting, spending time at the Sugar House or spending time with family at the beloved Camp that he built in West Topsham, VT. Rodney always said that camp was his favorite place because of its peaceful surroundings.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Hanley of Bradford, VT, two children, Dennis Perry and Lisa Perry, both of West Topsham, VT, five grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a sister, Rosemary Bradley of West Topsham, VT, three step-daughters and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Norman Perry and a grandson, Cody Perry.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Donations in Rodney’s memory may be made to the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care, 154 Hitchcock Loop Road, Lebanon, NH 03766, or, the New Hope Church, in care of Linda Truss, PO Box 1027, East Corinth, VT 05040.
Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Home in Bradford, VT.
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