Martha T. (Tatterfield) Perkins
Martha T. (Tatterfield)
Perkins, 89, of Sagamore Circle, Essex, wife of the late Loring V.
Perkins, died Tuesday, April 16, 2012 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation
and Nursing Center, Beverly, following her long illness.
Born October 20, 1922 and
raised in Marblehead, she was the daughter of the late John and Cora
(Chapman) Tatterfield. She was employed at United Shoe in Beverly where
she met her husband and also worked at Empire Clothing and Supreme
Cleaners and later Hamilton-Wenham High School where she was the bakery
chef. The Perkins’ lived in Hamilton until her retirement in 1976 when
they moved to Holiday Florida. She has been an Essex resident since
1989. She was a member of the Dane Street Congregational Church in
Beverly, the Heard Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Hamilton
Wenham Couples Club. She enjoyed knitting, home gardening, and cooking,
and loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was the loving mother
of Cynthia Crean and her husband Jay of York, ME, Carol Andrews and her
husband George of Claremont, FL and Judith Doucette and her husband Paul
of Essex; loving grandmother of Tammy Jones of Springfield, Amy Boudreau
of Byfield, Timothy Crean of CO, Jeff Crean of Beverly, Michael Andrews
of FL and Jody Lawson of FL; and loving great-grandmother of sixteen.
She is also survived by many nephews and nieces including special nephew
Terry Tatterfield of AZ. She was the sister of the late Thomas
Tatterfield formerly of Marblehead, John Tatterfield of Peabody, Francis
Tatterfield of Lynn, Gordon “Chuck” Chapman of Marblehead, and
Jacqueline Boylan and Elizabeth Carver both of Peabody.
service will be held Thursday April 19 at 2:00 pm in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich following an hour of visitation
from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Spectrum Adult Day
Health Program, 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly, MA 01915.