Hudson – John E. Perry Jr., 63, of Hudson, former longtime resident of Arlington, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Marlborough Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karolyn J. (Zimmerle) Perry of Hudson.
John was born and raised in Somerville, son of the late John E. Perry Sr., and is survived by his mother, Mary J. (Duarte) Perry of Worcester. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army until being honorably discharged. He was currently employed as a nurse with MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.
Besides spending time with his family, John loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time. He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Laura J. Perry of Hudson; his brother, Kevin Perry and his wife Joanne of Middleton; his cousins, Joyce Burke of Belchertown, Regina Foster and Stephen Foster, both of Everett; and his two nephews, Brian Burke of Worcester and James Perry of Middleton.
Family and friends may attend calling hours Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, followed by a service and celebration of John's life at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to Knollwood Nursing Center, 87 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA 01606.