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"Up, up the long delirious burning blue; I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.

Where never lark, or even eagle flew; And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high, untrespassed sanctity of space; Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

JOHN GILLESPIE MAGEE JR. '40, FROM THE POEM "HIGH FLIGHT"

Man of Avon:  Mark J. Perry ’82

Mark Joseph Perry, 55, died unexpectedly at his home in Sandwich on November 24.

He was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of William and Clare (Hogan) Perry. He was raised in Canton, Connecticut, and graduated from Avon Old Farms, an all-boys boarding school. His summers were spent with family on the Cape in Brewster. He moved to Duxbury with his parents and lived there for many years.

He and his wife, Lisa (Callary) Perry, settled in Sandwich.

Mr. Perry worked alongside his parents for 20 years running their family business in Rockland. After the business was sold in 2009, he pursued a career in sales. Most recently he had been working at Tufankjian Hyundai in Plymouth.

He loved sports, especially the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He also loved working in the yard.

Both he and his wife enjoyed singing and often entertained friends with karaoke. He passed his love of performing to his children and took great pleasure watching them onstage.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his son and daughter, William Robert Perry and Caroline Clare Perry; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.

He was predeceased by his parents.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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