In loving memory of

Mary L. Perry
August 15, 1941 - July 27, 2020

Mary L. (Souza) Perry, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Born in Newport, she was the daughter of the late John and Louise (Southworth) Souza.

Mary worked for the Stop and Shop in Middletown for over 30 years retiring in 2005. She also belonged to the Middletown All VETS.

Mary is survived by her children Stephen F. Perry of Portsmouth, Donna L. Nutter and her husband Patrick of Epping, NH and Janet M. Morse and her husband Edward of Concord, NC. Mary also leaves her grandchildren, Amanda Jennings, Chelsea Jennings, Elizabeth Morse and Emily Morse.

She was preceded in death by brother John Souza, her sister Barbara Migliori, and her longtime companion James Sullivan.

Calling hours will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Please understand that there will be a longer than usual wait time. Public distancing and masks are mandatory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 9:30 AM at Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, Newport. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Grand Islander Resident Council Fund, 333 Green End Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842.

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Arlene Souto Blight wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Stephen, Donna and Janet, so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was very kind and I have such happy childhood memories of her and Mrs. Souza, your kind great grandmother. May Mary rest in peace with the angels. "

Lynn Migliori wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"My dear aunt i will cherish the memories i have especially the weekend sleepovers as a child and our sunday church outings You were a great mom and a wonderful aunt and will be forever in my heart and memories "

Lynette wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Mary was a sweet warm loving lady."

Frank Paiva wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Steve, Donna and Janet my condolences and prayers. "

Frank Paiva wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Steve, Donna and Janet my condolences and prayers."