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Wilson Perrin

HERMON — The funeral for Wilson “Roger” Perrin, 60, Hermon, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur, with the Rev. Jerry Bleaux officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Edwards.

Mr. Perrin died Saturday at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur, where he had been under the care of Hospice.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Perrin worked for the St. Lawrence County Highway Department, retiring as a heavy-equipment operator Dec. 27, 2002, after more than 35 years of service.

He was an avid newspaper reader and enjoyed fishing, hunting and cutting wood. An outdoorsman, he was a caretaker for neighboring properties for many years and enjoyed building things, including helping to build and finish houses and making cabinets.

Born Dec. 25, 1947, in Gouverneur, son of Wilson F. and Theresa E. Brunet Perrin, he graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School in 1967.

He married Irene L. Aldrich on Sept. 5, 1970, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, DeKalb Junction, with the Rev. Howard Gosier officiating. The couple lived in the same house in Hermon for more than 36 years.

Surviving besides his wife are his mother, of Edwards; three daughters and their husbands, Lory A. and Jason Whitton, Gouverneur, Wendy L. and Chris Robinson, De Kalb, and Barbara L. and David Brown Jr., Hermon; a son, Jason L., Hermon; two brothers and a sister-in-law; Ronnie L. and Sally, Hermon, and Jerry E., Boonville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law; Elizabeth F. Babcock, Port Jervis, Carol A. and Robert Brayton, Gouverneur, Jean E. and Leon Thompson, Edwards, and Deanna Perrin, Edwards; eight grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A sister, Faye E. Baxter, died before him.

Donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 Route 11, Potsdam, N.Y. 13676.


As reported March 17, 2008, page B4, column 6 in Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York.

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Wilson “Roger” Perrin

HERMON — The funeral service for Wilson “Roger” Perrin, 60, of Hermon, was Wednesday, March 19,2008, at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur, with Rev. Jerry Bleaux, pastor of St. James Church, Gouverneur, officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Edwards.

Mr, Perrin died, while under Hospice care, on Saturday, March 15,2008 at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur.

Born on December 25, 1947, in Gouverneur, the son of Wilson F. and Theresa E. (Brunet) Perrin.

He graduated from Hennon-Dekalb Central School in 1967. Right out of high school Roger starting working for the St. Lawrence County Highway Department. He retired as a heavy equipment operator on December 27, 2002, putting in over 35 years of service.

Mr. Perrin married Irene L. Aldrich on September 5, 1970 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Dekalb Jct. with Father Howard Gosier officiating. The couple has lived in the same house in Hermon for over 36 years.

Roger was first and foremost a family man. If a favor was needed, from either family or friends, Roger would help. He was an avid newspaper reader and loved to fish, hunt and cut wood. An outdoorsman, Roger was rarely inside. He was a caretaker for neighboring properties for many years. He enjoyed building things and has helped build and finish houses, including cabinet making.

His survivors include his mother, Theresa E. Perrin, Edwards; his wife, Irene L. Perrin, Hermon; three daughters and their husbands; Lory A. and Jason Whitton, Gouverneur, Wendy L. and Chris Robinson, Dekalb, and Barbara L. and David Brown, Jr., Hermon; a son, Jason L. Perrin, Hermon; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ronnie L. and Sally Perrin, Hermon, and Jerry E. Perrin, Boonville; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elizabeth F. Babcock, Port Jervis, Carol A. and Robert Brayton, Gouverneur, Jean E. and Leon Thompson, Edwards and Deanna Perrin, Edwards; eight grandchildren with one great grandchild on the way, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased his father, Wilson F. Perrin and by a sister, Faye E. Baxter.

Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US HWY11, Potsdam NY 13676.


As reported Thursday, March 20, 2008, page 9, columns 1-2 in Gouverneur Tribune-Press, Gouverneur, New York.

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