Vivienne Seeley Perry

April 6, 1912 – Aug. 26, 1987

Publication Date: August 1987 Seeley Genealogical Society Newsletter – Issue #52

Vivienne Seeley Perry – One year ago on page 12 of the Newsletter #48 mention was made of a letter from Ruth Mooney, daughter of Vivienne Seeley Perry informing us that her mother was ill and would be unable to attend the Reunion in Fort Wayne, IN. Subsequently in the May 1987 (Issue #51) notice of her demise was received from her half sister, Harriet Hubbel, an SGS member from Waterbury, CT. Now from one of her four daughters, Janet Jespersen of Bedford, N.H. we have received a copy of her obituary from the PRESS, the newspaper in Ridgefield, CT.

Vivienne Seeley Perry

She died in Danbury Hospital August 26, after an illness of several years.

She was 74, the wife of A. Lyndon Ferry. Born in Beacon Falls, April 6, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge & Bertha Minnich Seeley.

She had lived in Ridgefield since 1932 when she and Mr. Ferry were married.

She graduated from the H.S. in Naugatuck, CT and Bay Path Institute in Springfield where she also taught at the Goddard School of Business until she married.

She was a foster mother for the Connecticut Childrens Services for over 20 years, having over 15 foster children during that time.

She was a member of the Methodist Church, a former Sunday School teacher and Supt of the Sunday School.

She was a member-at-large of the DAR.

She is survived by two sons, Frederic L. of Frederick, MD and David K. of Newington, CT, four daughters, Janet Jespersen of Bedford, N.H., Elaine Crumrine of Ridgefield, CT, Ruth Ellen Mooney of Franklin, W.Va., and Arlene Corna of Danbury; and a brother Rolland Seeley of Naugatuck and 11 grandchildren. Her greatest interest was in genealogy.