Manuel was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Tony and Mary Perry. He was a Korean War veteran proudly serving in the U.S. Army.
He was employed as a mechanic by Ryder Student Transportation in Framingham for over 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed playing cards and bowling in his spare time.
He is survived by his five children, Anthony Perry of Marlborough, Kathleen Franklin and her husband JD of Virginia Beach, Va., Richard Perry and his wife Pamela of Billerica, Susan Perry of Virginia Beach, Va., and Scott Perry and his wife Beth of Framingham. He is also survived by his four loving grandchildren, Samantha, Kaitlyn, Jacob, and Nicholas. He was the brother of the late Joseph Perry.
Family and friends may attend calling hours on Friday, March 28, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, followed by a service and celebration of Manuel's life at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial services will be held at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Manuel may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.