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Oliver H.J. Perry, 2nd

November 29, 1922 ~ November 28, 2018 (age 95)


Lincoln – Oliver H.J. Perry, 2nd, 95, of Lincoln passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, one day shy of his 96th birthday. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia L. (Poyas) Perry.

   A lifelong resident of Lincoln, he was the son of the late Harold T. and Mary (Jordan) Perry.

   Oliver attended Moses Brown School and graduated from Pawtucket East High School. With his wife, he owned Perry Excavating Corporation for 27 years. He was a volunteer member of Lime Rock Fire Department for 47 years, and for 10 of those years he served as Fire Chief. Following his retirement from the Fire Department, he served as Building Superintendent for Lincoln Center Properties. He was a World War II Army veteran.

   He was a member of Lime Rock Baptist Church; Mount Moriah Lodge #8, F. & A.M.; Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs; New England Association of Fire Chiefs; and 88th Infantry Division Association. He was a member of the original Lincoln Town Charter Commission; first Charter Review Commission; Lincoln Budget Board; and the Lincoln Republican Town Committee.

   He is survived by his loving children, Nancy D. Perry, Harold E. Perry and his wife Elaine, Oliver H.J. Perry, Jr. and his wife Jo-Anne, Martha P. Punchak and her husband Alex, all of Lincoln, and Debby McDevitt and her husband Jack of Hopkinton, NH; his six beloved grandchildren; and his seven beloved great grandchildren.

   His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. in Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, Lincoln. His burial will be private.

   Relatives and friends are invited and may call at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln Friday, December 7 from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Oliver’s memory to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904-9826 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit

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December 7, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bellows Funeral Chapel
160 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Memorial Service
December 8, 2018

11:30 AM
Lime Rock Baptist Church
1075 Great Road
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865

Burial Will Be Private

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