William Perham

William Richard "Bill" Perham

August 17, 1951 - December 5, 2020
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William Richard “Bill” Perham, 69, of Laconia, NH, formerly of Groton, MA passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, on December 5, 2020 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Nancy E. Gingras with whom he shared 31 years together.

Bill was born in Boston, MA on August 17, 1951, a son of the late Robert E. Perham, Sr., and Elizabeth R. (Welsh) Perham.

He was raised in Arlington and Chelmsford, MA and attended Chelmsford High School. Bill went on to study at Wentworth College in Boston. He worked for nearly 40 years at Raytheon as a Mechanical Engineer. In 2012, he retired and went to live on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH with his wife.

Bill owned a boat for over 17 years and loved to be on the lake. He golfed at Waukewan Golf Course in Center Harbor, NH where he also enjoyed his time spent working as a starter. An avid New England sports fan, Bill especially enjoyed cheering on his favorite team, the Boston Bruins. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.

In addition to his beloved wife, Nancy, Bill leaves his children, Ashling Perham of Chelmsford and Brendon Perham and his wife, Julie, of Chelmsford; his grandchildren, Jameson Perham and a granddaughter on the way; his brother, Robert E. Perham, Jr. and his wife, Patricia; sisters-in-law, Dianne Talbot and her husband, Daniel, Susan Farrell and her husband, Douglas, Jean Stone and her husband, Brian, and brother-in-law, Gerard Gingras, Jr.; his nieces, Debbie Kidder and her husband, Al and Lisa Shaughnessy and her husband, Michael; former brother-in-law, Brian McDermott and son Shaun; and his former wife Kathleen Perham of Chelmsford and many more loving family members and friends. Sadly, he was predeceased by Jeannette and Gerard Gingras, Brendon and Maureen McDermott, Richard Gingras and Kevin McDermott.

Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic all services for Bill will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to the American Liver Foundation, P.O. Box 299, West Orange, New Jersey 07052 or online at
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Jill Simard- Glidden

Posted at 01:48pm
I am sorry to hear of Bill’ s passing. I have nice memories of fun times our families had together. May you rest in peace Bill

Eileen Fitzgibbons

Posted at 10:05pm
RIP Bill. It was a pleasure spending many great times with you. Eileen and Barry Fitzgibbons

Stephanie Doherty

Posted at 06:21pm
I’m so sorry to hear about his passing. I have so many nice memories of him growing up. Thinking of you all 💙

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