ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Maria Perry, born on May 26, 1933, and passed away on March 7, 2021. We will hold her in our hearts forever.

Maria has so many friends, family and loved ones spread across the US and Spain. Due to the travel limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to bring everyone together virtually until we can gather in person. We dedicate this site to honor her memory and allow her friends and family to share their memories and stories of Maria and add to the collection of photographs.  We would appreciate it very much if you could leave a message or share a story which you had with Maria.

You first have to "Sign In" to leave a message or story. 

You can share your story with Maria in "STORIES". You can add a picture there. When you upload it, you can choose whether to add your picture also to "GALLERY".

To honor Maria, please consider making a donation in her name to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - online at nmcrs.org or by mail at 875 North Randolph St., Ste. 225, Arlington, VA 22203

"Que el recuerdo de María nos acompañe siempre."

Este sitio web conmemorativo fue creado en memoria de nuestra amada, María Perry, nació el 26 de mayo de 1933 y falleció el 7 de marzo de 2021.  La tendremos en nuestros corazones para siempre.

Maria tiene muchos amigos y familiares tanto en los Estados Unidos como en España.  Debido a las limitaciones de viaje impuestas por la pandemia de COVID-19, queríamos unir a todos virtualmente hasta que podamos reunirnos en persona.  Dedicamos este sitio para honrar su memoria y permitir que sus amigos y familiares a compartir sus recuerdos e historias de Maria, y añadir a la colección de fotografías.  Le agradeceríamos mucho si pudiera dejar un mensaje o compartir una historia que tuvo con Maria.
Primero tienes que "Iniciar sesión" (Sign In) para dejar un mensaje o una historia.
Puede compartir tu historia con Maria en "HISTORIAS" (STORIES). Puede añadir una imagen allí.   Cuando lo carga, puede elegir si desea añadir su imagen también a "GALERÍA"  (GALLERY).
Posted by Lorraine Birkett on April 19, 2021
We have nothing but loving memories of Maria (and the Perry family) when we lived on Centerhill Street. They were the kind of neighbors one hopes to have. We really missed them when we moved away. We have enjoyed keeping in touch with Christmas cards over the years. Maria would always send us the news and updates on her family and we would do the same.
As Christians, we know that she is with our Lord and that we will see her again.
Our prayers now are for the Comfort that only the Lord can provide for Roy, Teresa, and the rest of the Perry family. God Bless you.
Love,
Lorraine and Steve Birkett
Posted by Dana Tuttle on April 17, 2021
Aunt Maria will always be remembered in my heart as a beautiful and kind presence in my childhood memories.
Posted by Angela Handlin on April 14, 2021
My name is Angela (Sorbello) Handlin. I first met the Perry family in Asmara, Ethiopia where the then Chief (SKC USN) Perry was stationed. He was the chief in charge of the Navy Supply Department at Tract A, Kagnew Station. The Supply Office was my first job after graduating from High School.
Every once in a while, the Office used to have a social get-together. On one of those occasions, Maria played Spanish music on her guitar. Never in my life had I seen anyone playing guitar the way she played that day! The passion, strength and love she displayed were amazing. I was at awe at the sound of "Granada" and those moments of fiery music are etched in my mind as one of my best memories of her.
Play your guitar in Heaven Maria and make God smile like you made my heart smile at that wonderful music you played that day!
You and your music are going to be missed!

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Posted by Lorraine Birkett on April 19, 2021
We have nothing but loving memories of Maria (and the Perry family) when we lived on Centerhill Street. They were the kind of neighbors one hopes to have. We really missed them when we moved away. We have enjoyed keeping in touch with Christmas cards over the years. Maria would always send us the news and updates on her family and we would do the same.
As Christians, we know that she is with our Lord and that we will see her again.
Our prayers now are for the Comfort that only the Lord can provide for Roy, Teresa, and the rest of the Perry family. God Bless you.
Love,
Lorraine and Steve Birkett
Posted by Dana Tuttle on April 17, 2021
Aunt Maria will always be remembered in my heart as a beautiful and kind presence in my childhood memories.
Posted by Angela Handlin on April 14, 2021
My name is Angela (Sorbello) Handlin. I first met the Perry family in Asmara, Ethiopia where the then Chief (SKC USN) Perry was stationed. He was the chief in charge of the Navy Supply Department at Tract A, Kagnew Station. The Supply Office was my first job after graduating from High School.
Every once in a while, the Office used to have a social get-together. On one of those occasions, Maria played Spanish music on her guitar. Never in my life had I seen anyone playing guitar the way she played that day! The passion, strength and love she displayed were amazing. I was at awe at the sound of "Granada" and those moments of fiery music are etched in my mind as one of my best memories of her.
Play your guitar in Heaven Maria and make God smile like you made my heart smile at that wonderful music you played that day!
You and your music are going to be missed!
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Obituary

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, Maria Nieves Perry, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at age 87.

Maria was born May 26, 1933 in Barcelona, Spain to Manuel Real and Maria Pardo. After her schooling she worked at the U.S. Naval base in Rota, Spain as a secretary/translator, where she met Richard L. (Roy) Perry. They were married July 3, 1958 and were married for 62 years. They raised a son, David Alan, a daughter Maria Teresa, and adopted son Manuel Antonio. They also took care of Maria’s mother until her passing in 2002.

After coming to the United States, she also worked for the Spanish embassy’s military attaché in Washington, D.C. as a translator. Maria had a lifelong passion for the classical guitar, which she played since age 7.  She became an accomplished classical guitarist and teacher. She had many other interests, including reading, quilting, and she loved to travel.

Maria is survived by her husband Roy, children David, Teresa, and Tony, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is remembered as a sweet, loving, caring person who always had a kind word.

No formal service is planned, due to Covid restrictions, but a memorial remembrance will be arranged in the future at Graves Mountain.  To honor Maria, please consider making a donation in her name to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - online at nmcrs.org or by mail at 875 North Randolph St., Ste. 225, Arlington, VA 22203. 


Obituario

El domingo 7 de marzo de 2021, María Nieves Perry, amada esposa y madre, falleció a los 87 años.

María nació el 26 de mayo de 1933 en Barcelona, España, hija de Manuel Real y María Pardo. Después de sus estudios, trabajó en la Base Naval de los Estados Unidos en Rota, España, como Secretaria / Traductora, donde conoció a Richard L. (Roy) Perry. Se casaron el 3 de julio de 1958 y estuvieron casados durante 62 años. Tuvieron un hijo, David Alan, una hija, María Teresa y un hijo adoptivo, Manuel Antonio. También cuidaron de la madre de María hasta su fallecimiento en 2002.

Después de llegar a los Estados Unidos, trabajó para el Agregado Militar de la Embajada de España en Washington, D.C. como Traductora. María tuvo una pasión de toda la vida por la guitarra clásica, que tocaba desde los 7 años. Se convirtió en una consumada guitarrista clásica y maestra. Tuvo muchas otras aficiones, como leer, confeccionar colchas y le encantaba viajar.

A María le sobreviven su esposo Roy, sus hijos David, Teresa y Tony, cuatro nietos y seis bisnietos, así como muchos primos, sobrinas y sobrinos. Se la recuerda como una persona dulce, cariñosa y bondadosa que siempre tuvo una palabra amable para todo el mundo.

No se tiene pensado realizar un funeral formal debido a las restricciones de COVID, pero se organizará un recuerdo conmemorativo en el futuro.
Recent stories
Shared by Joan Jones on April 19, 2021
Lovingly from Georgia Paton...
I was truly blessed to have been a neighbor of Maria's for almost 10 years and a friend for over 20 years. She and her family welcomed us to our former neighborhood with open arms. We walked through some sad times as well as happy ones together. As a perfectionist, she was so inspiring to me and to all those around her. Traveling through live we meet friends who become "special" friends. Maria was one of my "very special friends".
Shared by William Bedenbaugh on April 19, 2021
I will always remember Aunt Maria as a beautiful, kind woman from Spain. She was talented at playing the guitar and making the best desserts (I'm talking about the cream puffs).We will always miss her beautiful smile and pleasant personality.

Open arms always

Shared by Joan Jones on April 16, 2021
What a sweet blessing Mrs. Perry was to our entire family.
Each time we would visit the Perrys at the lake, Mrs. Perry would come running over to all of us with open arms and give us the most heart-felt hugs and kisses. My children, now adults, were just babies when we met. Mrs. Perry would scoop them up every time, just like they were her own children and just love on them. After the children were a little older, they would always say "Let's go visit Mr. and Mrs. Perry!" each time were were at the lake visiting my own parents.
We enjoyed spending many holidays and celebrations with the Perrys at the lake. It didn't seem the same if they were not with us during the holidays.
We love you Mrs. Perry. We love you Mr. Perry and Teresa. We will cherish our memories together forever. Until we meet again.