PEREZ, Damian R. of Saugus and Boston’s North End on August 21, 2017. Beloved son of Richard and Jacqueline Perez Loving father of Jacqueline, Richard and Maria Perez. Husband of Charlotte (Vilkas ). Beloved brother of Vincent Perez and his wife Susan Santaniello and devoted uncle and god father of Emma Perez. He was the loving grandson of the late Vicente and Josephine Perez and John and Mary Messina. Damian leaves countless aunts, uncles and cousins and their children from the Bollettiero, Bruno, Cammarata, Ciccolella, Messina, Perez and Ricciardi families who loved him and will miss him very much. He also leaves many close and loyal friends who mourn his passing.
While the last period Damian’s life was difficult both for him and the ones he loved most, Damian will be best remembered for the kind, gentle, generous and loving person that he truly was. From his early years he always displayed compassion for people less fortunate than he. He would think nothing of removing his shoes or his coat and giving them to someone who needed them. He did this many times in addition providing food, a friendly ear to someone in distress or to provide some friendly advice. He gave of himself time and time again.
Damian also loved his friends and would never turn his back on them. He lived by the motto “A friend in need is a friend indeed”! Upon his graduation from Don Bosco High School Damian was awarded The Outstanding Catholic Youth Medal from The Archdioceses of Boston for his volunteer work with the elderly and homeless.
His parents invite family and friends to join them in the celebration of a Funeral Mass at St Stephens Church on Hanover Street, Boston on Saturday, September 16, at 10:30 a.m. at which time, Damian will will be blessed for future entombment in the Church of Santa Maria in Souto, A Coruna Spain. Damian’s parents suggest that as an expression of your sympathy, you show kindness to someone in need as Damian had done throughout his life. We would also like to thank in a special way, Michelle Petrigno Martin, Andrea Peracchi O’Brien and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Skippy) Imbergamo for their kindness to Damian during his difficult time. It is, and always will be, greatly appreciated.