Sidney Prentice Perkins, 1925 – 2017

PERU, Vt. – Sidney Prentice Perkins, 91, of Peru, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Pine Heights, Brattleboro, Vt. He was born June 19,1925 in New London, Conn. the son of Frank B and Marion (Gitchell) Perkins. Mr. Perkins worked as a farmer prior to enlisting in the United States Army.  He served in World War II.

Following his service in the Army he worked for Pfizer’s in Conn. After moving to Vermont he worked at the Stratton Mountain Inn as morning chef and maintenance for many years and retired due to ill health from Clarks IGA in Londonderry, Vt.

Mr. Perkins loved fishing, bowling, cooking, baking and especially snowmobiling.

He has two step sons, John G. and Willard L. Starr; two step daughters, Lorraine Harvey and Edith Derosia; one brother, Ted Perkins; 12 grandchildren;21 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his daughter Lynn Merrill; six brothers: Jim, Bill, Irving, Don, Floyd and Beverly and two sisters, Margaret and Shirley.

At the request of Mr. Perkins there will be no services.

Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, Bellows Falls, Vt. is handling the arrangements.

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