Dorothy E. Perry, age 85, beloved wife of Donald C. Perry of Hamden passed away peacefully on August 19, 2005 in the comfort of her home following a long illness. Mrs. Perry, born in New Haven on November 7, 1919, daughter of the late William and Dorothy MacLean and was a resident of Hamden most of her life. Along with her husband Donald, she is survived by four loving children; Barbara Nelson and her husband, David of Hamden, Donald Perry and his wife, Joan of Cheshire, Deborah Massey and her husband, Richard of Branford, Nancy Treichel and her husband, Joseph of Hamden, as well as fourteen grandchildren; John Battick and his wife, Beth, and Michael Battick, Rebecca Nelson Ferrucci and her husband, John and Steven, David, Erik, and Ryan Nelson, Mark, Daniel, and Lauren Perry, Jason Massey, Joseph, Amy, and Megan Treichel, and four great-grandchildren; John, Alyssa, and Zoe Battick and Jason Massey, Jr. Funeral service will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or the Hospital of St. Raphael's Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Nancy & Family: Our sincerest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Jo-Ann McLaughlin & Lucy Pompilio

  2. Dorothy touched many people’s lives both near and far. She made this world a brighter and better place, and we feel blessed that we became part of the family. She was a special mother to me when I was growing up in Hamden, and our relationship continued even though I moved away. I will miss her dearly. We send our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy to all of you. Love, The DeMorro Family

  3. I will miss Dorothy tremendously. She was like my second mother while I was growing up. She was a wonderful, loving person to all who knew her.

  4. To the Perry Family, We are very saddened at the loss of Dot. She has been a wonderful neighbor for 45 years. She loved her family and each family member was very special to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Love, The Pasks

  5. We will truly miss .Grandma Perry. and the affection and kindness she showed each of us. She leaves an extraodinary legacy in the wonderful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren she helped nurture. We send our love and deepest sympathy.

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