Rae I. Perry

May 15, 2017
Rae Perry

Hope — Rae I. Perry, 73, died May 4, 2017, at Sussman House in Rockport. Born Aug. 8, 1943, in Randolph, she was the daughter of George and Ernestine (Page) Ingraham, and was a graduate of Waldoboro High School. On Sept. 3, 1960, she married Thomas Perry in Rockland.

Rae had been employed as a private caregiver and also worked at the Catherine Brown Home in Hope. She had an outgoing personality and enjoyed traveling, camping, kayaking and listening to country music.

As a child, it was known that Rae possessed the unique ability to rehabilitate wildlife when she raised two orphaned bear cubs, releasing them to their natural habitat. Throughout her life, Rae was known as the expert when there was a need to rehabilitate any type of wildlife from her home, including owls, skunks, squirrels, deer and even a puffin that required an endless supply of shiners for food until it was strong enough to be released.

Rae was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Perry, who died Feb. 28, 2001, and her son Chuck Perry, who died in April 2014. Surviving is her son Bruce Perry and his fiancée, Amy Ludwig, of Appleton; brothers-in-law Russell Perry and his wife, Dorene, of Winterport and Florida, Bruce Perry of Bradford, Donald Perry of Illinois; sisters-in-law, Pam Boody of West Enfield and Cynthia Backiel of Appleton.

A gathering will be announced at a later date. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | May 17, 2017 14:38

My deepest sympathies go to the family. Rae was so deeply committed to the wild life and helped all with her wonderful caring self.

Mary "Mickey" (Brown) McKeever

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