Wake:Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Collins Funeral Home.Service:Friday, November 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m at Collins Funeral Home.Entombment:Willow Brook Cemetery, 395 North Main Street, Westport.Contributions:onations in his memory may be made to:  Purple Heart Homes, P.O. Box 5535, Statesville, North Carolina 28687, (704) 838-4044.

Manuel Perry, Jr.

December 28, 1930 ~ October 31, 2016

Manuel Perry, Jr. 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Norwalk, CT on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Manuel Perry, Jr. was born on December 28, 1930 in Norwalk, CT.  He was the son of Manuel Perry, Sr. and Florence Miller.

Manuel attended Norwalk High School and immediately after graduating, he enlisted with the United States Navy where he completed the Aircraft Engines, Aircraft Fuels Systems and Flight Engineering course.

He proudly served on the USS Leyte (CV32) and he was awarded Combat Aircrew Wings for Arial combat over Korea.  He was honorably discharged as an Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class in 1957. He later retired from Hilti Corporation.   Manuel was also very active and supportive in the disabled veteran community following his retirement.

Manuel is survived by his loving wife, Dinora Perry, his daughters, Joan Stewart, Dolores Malin, Maria Borges-Lopez and his son, Alberto Borges. He is also survived by his sister, Ollie Perry, and his brothers Samuel, Richard and General Perry as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Manuel is predeceased by his parents, Manuel Perry, Sr. and Florence Miller, his sisters, Florence Miller and Lillian Perry and his brothers, Harold and Edward Perry.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.  A Christian service  will be celebrated at Collins Funeral Home on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Willow Brook Cemetery, 395 North Main Street, Westport.

Donations in his memory may be made to:  Purple Heart Homes, P.O. Box 5535, Statesville, North Carolina 28687, (704) 838-4044.

  1. Ingrid, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort & peace.

    November 1, 2016
    April Y. Dobbins -
  • Rest easy Unc, your flight has already been navigated. You will always be my Mate on Deck! We love you to the great depths of the ocean and the vast space in the big blue sky and beyond. Condolences sent to the family….We will see you again soon. Roger That!

    November 1, 2016
    Nhatisha S. -
  • My friend and brother in the military. THANK you for serving and being part of the Vets Nation. SLEEP in peace.

    November 1, 2016
    Matt Ashley Jr. -
  • You are at rest now kind sir. We will meet again some day and I look forward to hearing “Good evening fair maiden.” Love you Uncle Junebug!

    November 1, 2016
    Dawn Perry Tanner -
  • To the Perry family Ms. Ollie and Ingrid. Our heart and prayers go out to you all. Praying for peace and God’s continuous grace.

    November 2, 2016
    Bligen Family North Carolina -
  • Rest in peace Uncle Junior. You will be in my heart forever & for always. I will never forget how you were always having coffee with Mom & Oma. Our loss, heaven’s gain.

    November 2, 2016
    Ilona Harris -
  • Uncle Junior, I will miss you greatly as your spirit will always be with me as I travel the roads. I remember you coming to get me every month to take that road trip to Philly. Trust me, I couldn’t wait to hit the road. I use to sit in the back seat of the car while you talked to me about when I get old enough to drive I needed to pay close attention to my signs or I would get lost! Well, I think you would be proud of me for maybe a few wrong turns, in my life time of driving. But, I never got lost even before a GPS! Your skills, your knowledge, your wisdom and love of peace, you always gave me will be cherished forever in my heart ❤️ until we meet again on the road to heaven! And you where right! Traveling is a great way to feel free!

    Love Always,

    November 2, 2016
    Deborah Norville -
  • Manuel Perry Jr. rest in peace in God s hand MY condolencia para toda familia Perry. sister in law discanca em paz Manny Cora Bairos

    November 2, 2016
    Cora v. Bairos -
  • It is never easy but when you know the Lord and they know the Lord there is peace. Hold to your beautiful and warm memories and may you find peace in the Lord’s promises. Lord bless and keep you, you have our deepest sympathy

    November 2, 2016
    Michael & Diane Mecikalski -
  • Fair Winds And Following Seas Uncle Manny you are missed but you are at home now.

    November 2, 2016
    Rodger Downing -
  • Uncle Manuel Perry Jr.
    You will always be remembered:
    Today, Tomorrow and Forever until
    We meet again in God’s House.
    Thank you for all the great informative and pleasurable
    Chats.Rest in peace, and may the Holy Spirit lookout for you always.
    Nephew Brian and Vicente Family.

    November 3, 2016
    Brian Vicente -
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