Victor Perry Jr.

Obituary of Victor M. Perry Jr.

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Rumford, ME - Victor M. Perry Jr, 68, died unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday June 15, 2024 at Rumford Community Home. He was a resident of Rumford, Maine. 

He was born in Rumford, Maine on February 9, 1956, the son of Victor and Marilyn (Hamner) Perry. He was a graduate of Dirigo High School class of 1975. Worked as a laborer for Decosta Egg Farm after graduation till he enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1977. He worked as a millwright for Highland lumber for many years till it closed down. He Graduated from Central Maine Community College in Auburn, Maine with an associates degree in Culinary Arts in 1993. Became disabled in 1994. 

Victor was an active member of his community. He could be found hanging with his friends at the Beacon House, or walking the streets of Rumford. He enjoyed going to AA meetings where he celebrated 24 years of sobriety. He loved being outdoors. Whether it was fishing, camping, walking trails, hiking mountains, berry picking, hanging in his brother in law’s garage or cleaning up the streets by collecting cans and bottles. He loved helping others and spending time with family, he hardly ever missed a family event. The thing he loved the most in this world were his children. 

Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Perry of Sanford, Maine. Jessica Perry of Rumford, Maine. Debra Briggs and her husband Lawrence of Rumford, Maine a son Derek Hoyt of Dixfield, Maine. 7 grandchildren: Zachary and Alexus Fulton, Hunter and Hailey Lake, Drew Cormier, Novaleigh Briggs and Dahlia Hoyt. 5 great grandchildren: Kylar, Konnor, Carter, Laylah and Hazel. Sister:Wanda  (Tim) Burgess,  Dixfield, Maine Brothers:  Bill Perry, Dixfield, Maine, Merle ( Mickey ) Perry, Milton, Maine, Steve Downs, Rumford, Maine. Along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Sister Florence Downs, Brothers Michael Perry, Joe Downs, Richard Downs, Louie Downs.

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 I’m Free


Don't grieve for me for now I'm free;

I'm following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call;

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way;

I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy:

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;

Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me;

God wanted me now; He set me free.