Albert Perry


11:00 am
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Hillside Cemetery
Ridgefield R.
Wilton, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Albert Loring Perry

Obituary for Albert L. Perry, III

Albert L. Perry, III, died peacefully in his home on October 31st at the age of 82. Born in New York, NY to Albert L. Perry and Virginia E. Gregory, he was raised in Wilton, CT where he attended local schools.

Albert is survived by his brother Gregory of Weston, CT, his sister Ginger of Boulder, CO, and his cousin Julian Gregory of Aspen, CO, as well as four nieces and grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Stephen who died in combat in Viet Nam in May 1969.

Albert graduated from the Hotchkiss School and Princeton University. At Princeton, he majored in English and was a member of Cap and Gown Club. More recently, he authored a book Johnny Poe at Princeton, a novel about a football legend at the end of the 19th century.

For over twenty plus years, he taught English and history at New Canaan Country School to the Upper School. Al found his greatest satisfaction helping to educate young people, many of whom carry life-long memories of his classes. He was guided in his teaching by Maya Angelou, who said, “People may not remember everything that you did, or all that you said, but people will always remember how you made them feel.”

Al continued his love of baseball throughout his life, and he maintained an encyclopedic recall of trivia about the game along with a collection of memorabilia. Tennis and paddle tennis were his go-to sports throughout his life.

After his retirement, Al traveled the world and continued this fascination until his illness stopped his wandering. In addition, he volunteered as a driver for Stay Put in New Canaan, Princeton Alumni Schools Committee and as a member of the School for Ethical Education. Further, Al was able to to contribute to various charities, which included the Stephen Tucker Perry Fund at Westminster School, the Summer Theater of New Canaan and the Horizons Program. The charity most dear to his heart is Albert Perry Scholarship Fund at New Canaan Country School, 635 Frogtown Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. If you are so inclined, please consider making a donation to this fund-

Al will be missed by family, friends and former students. While internment will be private, a memorial service is planned for the spring of 2024 at the Wilton Congregational Church.

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