Henry W. Perreault, 94, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Langdon Place in Exeter, NH surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rita G. (DeLorme) Perreault with whom he shared 56 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2014.
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Henry was born in Ayer, MA on September 25, 1924 and has lived in Chelmsford for the past 59 years. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the United States Navy School of Electronics and the Massachusetts Radio and Telegraph School. He received an Associate's Degree in electronics from the Lowell Technological Institute. He worked as a senior microwave engineer for Raytheon in Waltham for 40 years. During this time, he accrued 7 patents to his name for several inventions. Henry was a dog lover who enjoyed his beloved animals. In his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, boating, and traveling in the family RV.
Henry leaves his children; Paul Perreault of Newburyport, Nancy Arena of Chelmsford, and Linda Champagne and her husband Ron of Hampton, NH, his grandchildren; Shelley Saunders, Rebecca Saunders, Kristen French, Evan Perreault, Matthew Perreault, Elyse Perreault, Emily Sindoni, Katelyn Palmer, and Lindsay Walsh, and his great-grandchildren; Lyla, Daphne, Thea, Ariana, Isabella, Landon, E.J., Ava, Jake, Joy, Maeve, Liza, Truman, Evelyn, and Henry.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 12:00 noon at the St. Joseph's Cemetery Chapel, 96 Riverneck Rd., Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry's name to the Disabled American Veterans-Chapter 110, 180 Pond St., Tewksbury, MA 01876 or www.dav.org.