Obituary of Barbara R. Perry
Barbara Ringrose Perry, age 60, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2022, at her home.
She was born in Rome on March 14, 1962 to the late Honorable John G. Ringrose and Darlene C. Ringrose. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and her nursing degree (RN) from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing in Utica. She obtained credentials in teaching and paralegal studies. She worked as a middle school science teacher in Palmyra, NY, as a paralegal for a Washington D.C. law firm, as a court clerk in Rochester City Court, as an oncology nurse at Duke Medical Center, and most recently was employed by PRA where she supervised new drug trials. On April 2, 2005, she was united in marriage to Stephen Perry; a wonderful union until his passing in 2011. They resided in Charlottesville, VA and enjoyed traveling and playing golf together.
Barb was a devoted parent to her beloved dogs, Drago and Ember, and to her cats. She had many cherished pets over her lifetime.
Barb loved spending time at her family cottage in the Thousand Islands. She loved to travel, especially if it involved whale watching. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Barb is survived by her step daughter, Megan Perry; her siblings, Karen (Jim) DeMartino, Michael (Cindy) Ringrose, Patricia (David) Fox; and her nieces and nephews, Joe, Liz, Ian, Nicole, and Michael.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 17, at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Rome, with the Rev. Robert L. Kelly officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Rome or the Herkimer Humane Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.
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