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In Memoriam

Daniel David Perry Obituary
















It’s with heartfelt sorrow, that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved son, Daniel David Perry, after a brief illness, on the 28th of February 2024 at Hartford Hospital with his father at his side.


Daniel was born to Mary and David Perry on July 1, 1980, at WW Backus Hospital in Norwich. He grew up in the Plainfield area, where at the early age of 7 he started playing in several local sports leagues. He played football in the Plainfield Ram’s, baseball in the Moosup Little League and basketball in the Plainfield Recreation Basketball league. He was an avid BMX bike rider in his early teens. Daniel later went on to coach his children in the Killingly Brooklyn Midget Football League, Killingly Little League and Killingly Recreation Basketball.


A talented craftsman, Daniel spent his 24 year career as a Mason working through the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 CT. He worked for Masonry companies throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island making many life-long friends along the way.


Besides his parents, he leaves his daughter Faith Perry, his son Mason Perry and his granddaughter, the absolute love of his life, Ensley Rose Maillot, who laughingly called him “Pooh-Pa”. He also leaves behind his sister, Caitlin Perry, his Grandmother, Margaret Buttacavoli, his nephews Cameron and Caleb Lalumiere, his nieces Briana and Maddie Gruslin, the mother of his children Sara Marsan and her husband Tai Marsan, and his much-loved partner of 9 years Crystal Dootson, her daughter Ryah Dootson and son Seth Dootson and Raylee Kelley whom he considered his second granddaughter along with special friends Nick and Tiffany Gruslin. He also leaves behind many cherished family members including aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.


He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Ruth Perry, his maternal grandfather Joseph Buttacavoli and cousin and best friend, Lucas Rose.


Daniel was an amazing, extraordinary man with a big heart who would drop everything to assist anyone who needed his help. He enjoyed all of his adventures and loved vacations but most of all he loved his family.


Daniel will be remembered, loved and missed every day and remain in the hearts of those who loved him forever.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,1325 G Street NW, Suite 540, Washington DC 20005 or the Killingly Brooklyn Midget Football League, PO Box 348, Danielson, CT 06239 in Daniel Perry’s name.


A celebration of Daniel’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Jewett City VFW, 263 Taylor Hill Road, Jewett City CT 06351 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm. Family and friends are invited to attend.

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