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Lee R Perkins

March 13, 1944 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 73)

GREENFIELD — Lee R. Perkins, 73, of Elm Terrace died Saturday (2-3-18) at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. He was born on March 13, 1944 in Worcester, the son of Gerald and Evelyn (Chevalier) Perkins. Lee grew up in Turners Falls, attended local schools there and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School class of 1961. He went on to Greenfield Community College and UMass Amherst to obtain his BA in accounting in 1982.

Lee was a United States Air Force veteran stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was honorably discharged in 1966. For many years Lee was a Controller at Lansal, Inc. in Springfield, MA. Previously he worked for Strathmore Paper Mill of Turners Falls, Kramer Industries, Inc. of Greenfield and H&R Block of Greenfield.

Lee was an excellent athlete in high school who was fearless on the playing field and never let his small stature hold him back. His family owned the Rivervu Rollway and he spent his time working at the rink and enjoyed roller skating. As an adult Lee enjoyed bowling, softball, and tennis. He was an avid stamp, and music collector. Later in life Lee was a talented painter, particularly enjoying to paint scenes of Old Deerfield. He enjoyed cribbage and enjoyed doing "magic tricks" for his grandchildren. Lee was active in the founding of the Grapevine Inc. of Greenfield where he was instrumental in helping many people.

He enjoyed eating at Denny's Pantry, where he made many friends over the years.

Lee leaves his daughters Tina Perkins and Tara Savoie both of Greenfield and Kristi Grimaldi of Enfield, CT; his brothers, Gerald of Westfield, Wayne of Jacksonville, FL, and Larry of Chicopee; his grandchildren, Cody Grybko of Portland, OR; Kylee, Joseph, and Alexander Monkiewicz of Greenfield; Joshua, Madeleine, and Lilly Savoie of Greenfield; Isabella, Anthony, and Dominic Grimaldi of Enfield, CT; his nephew Gerald of Belchertown; and niece Tonya of Westchester, NY. 

 Services will be held on Saturday February 10th at Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls. Calling hours will be at 10:30 with a funeral service beginning at 11:30, followed by Military Honors with the US Air Force assisted by a firing detail from the Northfield VFW Post 9874.                                   

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grapevine, 93 Chapman St., Greenfield, MA  01301 or Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., #2, Greenfield, MA 01301

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