Mr. Perry F. Stowe, 54, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Massena Memorial Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Perry was born in Massena on August 25, 1958 to Robert and Bertha (Jock) Stowe. He was raised and educated locally, graduating in 1976 from Salmon River Central. On June 10, 1978 he married Sharon F. LaFave at the Bombay Catholic Church.
Work was important to Perry; he was employed for 24 ½ years as a boot lacer for Tru-Stitch Footwear in Malone. After the factory closed, Perry always found ways to keep busy. He had a talented hand for woodworking and wasn’t afraid of a new craft or project of any kind. Most importantly, Perry’s passion was hunting and fishing.
Perry was a family man and enjoyed his friendships. He loved spending time with his grandchildren; he cherished them and the mutual adoration they had for each other.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon; two daughters, Carrie and Jason Premo of Brasher Falls, and Christy Stowe of Brasher Falls; his father, Robert Stowe of Brasher Falls; his grandchildren, Nathan, Taylor, Aiden, Cole, Avery, and Brenten; and his siblings, Robert “Bobby” Stowe of Bombay, Julie Tuper of Brasher Falls, Debbie Moulton of Brasher Falls, and Arthur “Art” Stowe of Brasher Falls.
He was predeceased by his mother, Bertha; one brother, Ernest Stowe; and his grandson, Evan Premo.
Visitation will be Monday (Feb. 11) from 2-4 p.m., at the funeral home. Perry’s Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will commence at 4 p.m. upon conclusion of visitation, with Rev. Martin Kline officiating.
For those wishing to express an act of kindness, memorial contributions in Perry’s honor may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central New York Chapter 100 Metropolitan Park Drive, Suite 400 Liverpool, NY 13088.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at www.hammillfh.com