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Community Remembers Francine Perry

Francine was part-owner, senior executive manager and buyer for Ralph Jordan's Gifts in Acton.

Francine (Gilman) Perry, 54, of Westford, formerly of Framingham, passed away on Jan. 8, 2014, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Harold Hap Perry and devoted mother of Sydney Gabrielle Perry.
 
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Charles and Selma (Engle) Gilman, Francine was raised in Framingham, where she graduated from high school in 1977, and went on to earn her degree from Lasell Junior College.

Francine was part-owner, senior executive manager and buyer for Ralph Jordan's Gifts in Acton. She was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, Hadassah and was charitable to several organizations.

Francines greatest joy was raising her daughter, Sydney, and celebrating holidays and special events with family and close friends.

Francine was the loving sister of Aaron Gilman and his wife Susan of Brookline and Stuart Gilman of Northborough; dear niece of Lorraine Gilman and Sandy (Engle) Orton; and sister-in-law to Donald and Janice Bresnick and Ellen Hearst Gilman. Francine was a dedicated aunt to Matthew and his wife Mandy, Alex, and Danny Gilman, Rosemary Perry, and James, Raymond, and Paul Bresnick. She is also survived by many loving cousins and wonderful lifelong friends.

Services at Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect St., Acton, on Jan. 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the service. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Harold, Sydney (and Francine) Perry from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family wishes to thank the invaluable hospice nurses and staff from the Hospice of the North Shore. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Francine's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society's, Relay For Life (under Sydney Perry's participant name) www.relayforlife.org, or Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore), 70 Walnut St., Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481.

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