Donald C. Perry, age 89, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2008 in the comfort of his home. Mr. Perry, born in New Haven on February 25, 1919, son of the late Oscar E. Perry and Emily L. Gallagher Perry, was a resident of Hamden all his life. He was a member of the United States Army Air Corps, the 8th Air Force, in World War II. He was employed by the United Illuminating Company for forty-two years. Donald was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife, Dorothy E. Perry. He is survived by four loving children; Barbara Nelson and her husband, David of Hamden, Donald Perry and his wife, Joan of Cheshire, Deborah Massey of Branford, Nancy Treichel and her husband, Joseph of Hamden, as well as fourteen grandchildren; John Battick and his wife, Beth, and Mike Battick, Rebecca Nelson Ferrucci and her husband, John, and Steven, David, Erik, and Ryan Nelson, Mark, Daniel, and Lauren Perry, Jason Massey, Joseph Treichel and his wife, Ashley, and Amy and Megan Treichel, and five great- grandchildren; John, Alyssa, and Zoe Battick, Jason Massey Jr., and Luca Ferrucci. Funeral service will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Barbara and Family, I know exactly the pain of your loss. But I am certain that your Dad left you with a feeling of rest and relief, that his journey had come to an end, mindful of all those who were important to him. Remember him not as he left, but as he was. Rich

  2. Dear Barbara, Don, Debbie & Nancy, Sending our sincere sympathy to the entire family. Your Dad and Mom are together again. Our prayers are with you today and always. Fondly-Linda, Paul, Shirley and families

  3. Dear Don, Joan, Mark,Danny,and Lauren, We are sorry to hear of your loss. You our in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Jentzen Family Peter,Janice, Catherine, Elizabethand Caroline

  4. Dear Nancy, Joe and Family, Our sincere condolences to you and all your family. May your memories of your Dad be everlasting and bring strength to you all. With Sympathy, Gloria Bristol Ramos, Emanuel F. and Manny and Mike Ramos

  5. Don -We know how dedicated you were to your Dad, spending your lunch times with him during the week. We’re sorry for your loss, but at 89, I guess he had a .few. good years. Semper Fi, Jack

  6. To the family of Donald Perry: Our Sympathies are with you all at this sad time. Donald will be greatly missed. He had many talents and so much knowledge. He could talk about anything to anyone. He was a wonderful person. His last few years were very difficult but he is now at peace and together with Dorothy. Love, Kathy and Jack Makely and the Schmidt Family

  7. We send our sympathies and condolences to each and every one of you at this sad juncture. ‘Uncle Don’, as I called him, had a special place in my heart, along with Dorothy. They allowed me to be part of the wonderful Perry family, and I’ll cherish that forever. I pray they have found each other again and they are at peace together. Barbara DeMorro and Family

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