Fred Perry (Alfred Arnold Jr.) met his Creator on Aug. 21. He was born on May 14, 1957, to Alfred Arnold Perry Sr. (1937-1993) and Mae Ruth Perry (nee Johnson, born 1936). He was raised on Bailey Island, and attended Harpswell, Brunswick and Topsham schools. After graduating from Mt. Ararat High School, he worked as a water well driller, first for Martin Baker, then on his own, as Fred Perry & Daughters Well Drilling. Later in his life he found enjoyment in renovating houses. He loved spending time with his daughters and their children, along with friends and other family.

He is predeceased by his father, Alfred Arnold Perry Sr., and his beloved granddaughter, Payton. He is survived by his daughters, Gretchen (Daniel Pineo) and Molly (Richard Perry); his four beloved grandchildren, Griffin, Isla, and Agnes (Molly) and Sebastian (Gretchen); his mother, Mae Ruth Perry; his siblings, Edna, Sheila, Mary, Bob, Will, Lindi and Cindy; and countless friends, cousins, nieces and nephews, and other family.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 1, from 4-7 p.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Pathway Vineyard Church, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association ( or the Boston Children’s Hospital (

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