NAUGATUCK — Grace E. (Baker) Perkins, 82, widow of Lawrence L. Perkins, passed away at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Perkins was born in Medford, New Brunswick, Canada on July 20, 1931, daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Baker) Baker. She was a longtime Naugatuck resident and she retired from the Travelers Insurance in Hartford. She was an active member of St. Vincent Ferrer Church. She enjoyed reading, walking, and spending her summers in Maine.
Grace is survived by her son, Kevin Perkins of Prospect; her granddaughter, Cheryl Stewart; her great-grandchildren, Haylie and Jordynn; her sister, Louise Burke of Naugatuck; her brother, Donald Baker of Bethlehem; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Perkins was predeceased by her grandson, Christopher M. Perkins.
The family wishes to thank the staff at VITAS Hospice for the special care given to Grace during her illness.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandra, VA 22311.
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