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“My thoughts are with you and your family Cindy during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss.Sincerely,Vicky ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: victoria saldana - Norfolk, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Sullivan - Wakefield, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Marion was such a strong, independent women. May she Rest in Peace. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Maryann (McGuire) Stickney - MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss Cindy. Great memories of Thanksgiving dinners around the ping pong table at Thistledale Rd. One of my favorite aunts. I...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: David Ross - Acton, MA - Family

“Our hearts are heavy, we are so sorry for your loss . Marion was a wonderful neighbor and I will miss our chats and her phone calls. My thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Melissa Gagliardi - Wakefield, MA

“Sorry for the loss of your mother . ”
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Marion E. (Ross) Perry, longtime resident of Wakefield, died on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. She was 91.

Born on September 30, 1928, in Medford, Marion was one of two children of the late Kenneth and Esther (Tamlyn) Ross. She grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1946. She met and later married the late Clifton Perry, and they settled in Wakefield to raise their family.

Faith and family best describe Marion. She was devoted to her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, baking and having family get togethers. She and Clifton traveled around the country camping with their family, with her favorite place being New Hampshire. They also traveled to Europe and different National Parks throughout the country.

A caregiver at heart, Marion cared for numerous relatives over the years as they got older. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening, and working in her yard.

Marion showed the same devotion for her church that she showed to her family and friends. She taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Wakefield for many years and served on numerous committees and boards.

Marion's kindness, warmth, and love will be missed by her family, but they will take comfort in knowing she is where she wants to be, and that is with her beloved Clifton.

Marion was the beloved wife of the late Clifton A. Perry with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Cynthia A. "Cindy" Grady and her husband Michael of Natick, and the late Ronald G. Perry. Dear sister of the late Kenneth W. Ross, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Mary Celli of N. Andover, Colleen Andreotes of Natick, Megan Grady of Groton, and Patrick Grady of Framingham. She is also survived by 5 great grandsons.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Gifts in Marion's memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston, 240 Commercial St., Boston, MA. 02109, or The Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA. 02021.