Michael Richard Perry, 77, formerly of Middlebury

BRIDGEWATER — Mike Perry has passed into the arms of Jesus. He left us Sunday evening, Feb. 26, 2023, at the age of 77 after a long fight with cancer.

Mike was born in Middlebury in 1946 of longtime Vermont stock. His mother’s dad Harry Goodro started Goodro Lumber in Ripton, moving it eventually to East Middlebury, where Mike spent his formative years among many cousins working in the family business. The Perry side was from the Chester-Springfield area, where his grandfather was state geologist and active in the early years of the Green Mountain Club.

Mike’s schooling included Middlebury, Castleton, & Dean Colleges. He was a pro bowler for a short time before settling at Goodro Lumber in East Middlebury. In 1974 he was given the job of running the new Killington yard of Goodro’s. He eventually bought the yard with his brother-in-law and worked there until his retirement in 2009.

Sandra Shaw came into his life in the 60s and they were married on Cape Cod in 1973. They had 50 beautiful years together.

He leaves behind Sandie, his sister Martha, and many cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many friends and co-workers.

The family wishes to thank the caring people at The Meadows and Rutland Hospital for their help in Mike’s last months.

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