, Newburyport, MA

May 20, 2013

Aldea E. Perkins, 90

Amesbury, MA — Aldea Emma (Cote) Perkins passed away on Saturday peacefully at her home in Amesbury surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Amesbury and was the daughter of the late Jean B. and Eva M. (Suprenant) Cote. She was the eldest of five children. She was the wife of the late Frederick Perkins.

Mrs. Perkins resided in Amesbury for the entirety of her life. During WWII she was employed by Western Electric. Later in her life, she worked with Saracy's Flower Shop in Salisbury, Mass., as well as Grenier's Flower Shop in Amesbury. Having enjoyed robust good health nearly all her life, she adored her garden and decorating her home. She was a devoted member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Amesbury. Most of all, she enjoyed her family, her grandchildren, and great-grandchild; time spent together, gathered around her table, enjoying her excellent cooking. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Wayne Perkins and his wife, Geryl, of Merrimac, Mass.; her foster son, Brian Tarr and his wife, Samantha, of Amesbury; her sister-in-law, Ann Cote of Amesbury; her grandchildren, Amy Keane and husband, Brian, Jeffrey Perkins, and Bryan, Devin, Shane, and Samantha Tarr; and one great-grandchild, Cameron Keane. She was grandmother to the late Andrea Perkins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated this Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Holy Family Parish Church, 2 School St., Amesbury, followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury, will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Patty Ribakoff Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.