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Sally E. Perry, retired secretary, active volunteer; Jan. 1, 1924 -- March 21, 2011

Sally E. Perry, of Kenmore, a retired secretary and active volunteer, died Monday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda. She was 87.

Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School.

In the 1950s, she worked in shipping and receiving at Barcalo, a manufacturer of Barca-

loungers. In the 1960s and 1970s, she worked as a legal secretary for the International Longshoremen's Association/Seafarers International Union office on Washington Street. She also helped sailors find work on ships that sailed the Great Lakes and the oceans.

After the union offices closed, Mrs. Perry worked for several local law firms and retired in 1979.

She was a member of the Neumann Guild of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda. She also served variously as treasurer, secretary and president of the guild. She also served as treasurer for both the Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs and the Buffalo Federation Honorarians.

Mrs. Perry was an active volunteer at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, where she primarily worked in the ambulatory surgery waiting room and at the front desk greeting visitors. She received her 15-year pin in 2006 and was also a member of the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.

Her husband, Donald F., died in 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Rivard, and a son, Paul E. Fitzpatrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John Neumann Chapel behind St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.


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