Catherine “Nonie” Perry

Catherine “Nonie” Perry, 62, of New Bedford, passed away, Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Catherine was born in Newport, RI and was a daughter of the late James D. and Vera R. (Costa) Hunt.

Catherine was a lifelong area resident and worked as a receptionist at James Hairstylist, in Fairhaven, for many years. She was an avid reader and loved long phone conversations. She enjoyed trips to the family summer home at Mattapoisett Beach and cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcy E. Cruz; brother, James S. Hunt and sister,, Madeline Perry and her husband John, all of New Bedford, five grandchildren, Alyceia, Roberta, Phillip, La’Mia and Ma’kai; two great grandchildren, Azyah and Sy’el, many nieces and nephews; and her former husband and good friend Barry Perry.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 7pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 177 Main St., Fairhaven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private.

Calling Hours will precede the service from 4-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

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