Patricia L. Perry – 80, of Waterbury and most recently of Newbury, passed away at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Born in Northfield on February 4, 1933, she was the daughter of the late David and Martha (Cook) Perry. On June 30, 1951, she married Jerry Demasi in Northfield. In 1979, she married James Livingston in Waterbury.
Patricia was a 1951 graduate of Northfield High School. Following graduation she worked in sales for Gray’s Department Store for several years and then for the Vermont Department of Central Planning, both of Montpelier. Patricia later worked for the Town of Northfield, both as a secretary to the town manager and as a dispatcher for the police department. She also served the town of Northfield as a trained EMT for the Northfield Volunteer Ambulance Service.
Moving to Waterbury, Patricia worked as a caregiver at the Kirby House Community Care Home and then later was a daycare provider from her home.
Her memberships included St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury and the Vermont State Employees Association.
In her leisure time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her large a loving family, particularly her grandchildren.
Patricia is survived by her children, Jenny Jennings and her husband, Michael of South Ryegate, David Demasi and his wife, Terri of Fair Haven, Douglas Demasi of Yulee FL, Jerry Demasi, Jr. of Keene NH, and Regan Demasi of Waterbury; 9 grandchildren, Audrey Jennings, Michelle Jennings, Don Jennings, Cricket Demasi, Dylan Demasi, Carrie Larocque, Ariel Demasi, Savannah Demasi and Caleb Demasi; 3 great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Kailey Drake, and Daniel Jennings; 4 sisters, Cynthia Painter and her husband, Reed of Ft. Valley GA, Sarah Perry and her companion, Jacqueline Salisberry of Southern Pines NC, Claudia Perry of Winsted CT and Denise Opalenik and her husband, George of Willington CT; her brother, Vincent Perry and his wife, Mona of Granville MA; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Patricia was predeceased by a granddaughter, Christian Ann Demasi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the church parish hall. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation (www.abcf.org). Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.