May 30, 1929 - January 30, 2022
♪Start spreading the news♪…. ♪She’s leaving today♪… She’s gonna make a brand new start of it… ♪She’s going to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep…♪ Helen Mae Perry, 92, of Saginaw, passed away surrounded by family on January 30, 2022. The daughter of Pietro and Mary (Staffa) Furlo, Helen was born May 30, 1929, in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Russell Perry Sr. on June 17, 1950. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2014. After graduating from Arthur Hill High School in 1947, Helen worked at the Wolverine Theater and Columbia Mills as a comptometrist. In 1948, she was recognized for being more than just beautiful on the inside – she was a runner up in the Miss Saginaw Beauty Contest. Helen and Russ were longtime owners of various businesses including the following: the Golden Glow Ballroom, Perry Builders, ALL Collection Agency, Russ’ Furniture, Eastwood Furniture, Old Town Furniture, and Helene’s Furniture. After “retiring,” she continued to be actively involved in the running of Old Town Furniture and Perry’s Schuch Hotel. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and The Saginaw Country Club. Spending time with her family was important to her as was nature and the environment. She enjoyed bowling, reading, playing golf and cards, and she could light up a dance floor up until the day she passed. Helen is survived by her loving children, Russell (Sandy) Perry, Jr., Jan Bushey, Michael Perry, Sheree Sieb, and Terri (Robert Shupp) Perry; adored grandchildren, Russell Perry III (Jill Bollwahn), Alexis (Joseph) Camputaro, Tyler (Katie) Perry, Danielle (Jake) Miller, Candice (James) Killinger, Claire Shupp, and Rolland Shupp; cherished great grandchildren, Guinevere Miller, George Miller, Ava Camputaro, Joseph Camputaro, Evelyn “Evie” Camputaro, Lincoln Perry, Destiny West, Gabriel West, Harmony West, Mason Killinger, and Amelia Killinger; siblings, Rose Furlo Pilditch and Orlando “Londy” (Helen) Furlo; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Perry; siblings, Angeline Furlo Wickham, Margaret Bragg, Marie Gerasi, Carmella Ciserano, James Adolfino and Anthony Furlo. A private immediate family Eulogy and sharing of Memories Service will take place for Helen on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of private immediate family Mass at 1:00 p.m., at St. Helen Catholic Church site of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish. For those attending the private mass, masks must be worn within the church. The Eulogy Service and Mass can be attended virtually by using the following Zoom link and password: Join Zoom Meeting https://msu.zoom.us/j/92971643422 Passcode: Perry Please keep your microphone muted during the duration of services. To watch the recording of Helen's services, please follow the link below: https://youtu.be/9IP4CNc9mLI Burial of cremated remains will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw. Memorials in honor of Helen may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at www.lustgarten.org or the Eternal World Television Network at www.EWTN.org or the Clear Air Task Force at www.CATF.us. For information, please call Fischer Family Funeral Services at (989) 755-8277. To express your condolences, please visit www.fischerfuneral.com.
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