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Fall River native, Tiverton Town Council member Joseph Perry passes away, services announced



The entire Tiverton Town Council, respective municipal agency director’s and town employees have announced the passing of Joseph C. “Joe” Perry on September 16, 2023. Joe passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

According to the Tiverton Fire Department, Perry was born in Fall River, MA on March 11, 1950. He was a 1972 graduate of Tiverton High School. He was a Tiverton Firefighter/ Cardiac EMT for over 30 years and a member of the United State Army National Guard. Joe was a community supporter and founding member of Tiverton Junior Youth Basketball League where he devoted over 50 years to Tiverton’s youth, a member of the North Tiverton Volunteer Fire Department, Tiverton Recreation Commission, Tiverton Cemetery Commission, and a Knights of Columbus member. Joe expanded his community contributions by being elected for the past seven years as a Tiverton Town Councilor.

The Tiverton community expressed their heartfelt condolences to family members, Brenda, M (Arruda) his wife of 49 years; brother Carlton Perry (wife Debra) of Cantebury Ct; daughter Cherilyn Courville (husband Michael) of Fairhaven Ma; Son Joseph A. Perry (wife Kerri) of Tiverton; daughter Jennifer Perry (fiancé Aaron Almeida) of Port St, Lucie, FL; daughter Sara Perry (companion Daniel Baxter) of Mesa, AZ; son Jonathan Perry (wife Haylee) of Port St. Lucie, Fl; the eighteen grandchildren, a niece, nephew, many cousins and close friends.

Perry’s arrangements are being provided by Pocasset Funeral Home at 426 Main Road, Tiverton RI with visitation scheduled from 4-8 P.M. on Tuesday September 19th with the funeral to be held at St. Theresa Church on 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI at 10 A.M. on Wednesday September 20th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tiverton Junior Basketball League or Tiverton Rescue.

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