1934 – 2020
Woodstock – William J. “Bill” Perron, 86, of Pulpit Rock passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Joan (Morgado) Perron, who he married in 1956. In 1973 both Joan and Bill moved to Woodstock, CT., where their family flourished. Born in Auburn, MA, he was the son of the late William and Jeannette (LaBombard) Perron.
Bill started his career in 1966 as a chemist working in the R&D department, he quickly was promoted to the position of Assistant Plant manager of the Webster Division of Cranston Print works located in Webster MA. After several years in that position, he was promoted to the position of Plant Mgr. He managed this facility making it the largest division in the Company at that time. After a successful run at Managing this facility he was promoted to the position of VP of Manufacturing and Director of Operations responsible for 6 divisions of Cranston Print Works.
Bill was volunteer Dad of the Sacred Heart Church Boy Scout Troop 171 and an active member of the Webster Rotary and Webster Chamber of Commerce. In 1980 he received the Chamber prestigious Man of the Year Award. When he was not working in his Community, he enjoyed working in his yard and quahogging with his dear friends, “The Cool Kids” and his family on Cape Cod. His kind and gentle demeanor and his large appetite for life will always be an inspiration to all who knew him.
Besides his loving wife Joan, Bill is survived by his two sons; Jim Perron of Woodstock, Bill Perron of Brooklyn; his three daughters in laws Kathie Perron, Lynn Dooley, Leslie Lyle; his two brothers John and Thomas Perron both of Fairhaven, MA.; his sister Rita Daniels of MA.; eight grandchildren Jeremy, Zach, Colton, Chelsea, Jacob, Tommy, Jed, Cheyenne; and a beautiful great granddaughter Jessa June Perron. He is predeceased by his son; Thomas M. Perron; and his two sisters Carol McCarthy and Susan Cornell.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. A gathering will begin at 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all face covering, and social distancing guidelines will be in effect. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund Pan Mass Challenge or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.