Ernel “Ernie” D. Perry
Ernel D. Perry (“Ernie”) of Dorchester passed peacefully on October 30, 2016. Born in Jamaica, Ernie worked through a series of jobs in his home country and England to save enough money to achieve his life long dream of moving to the United States to further his education and raise a family. Armed only with a ready smile and a tireless work ethic, Ernie commenced his journey to America in his mid-twenties and quickly found employment at Savings Bank Life Insurance (“SBLI”). For almost forty-four years, Ernie dedicated himself to helping SBLI achieve Louis Brandeis’ mission of providing affordable and trustworthy life insurance. In October of 2010, Ernie retired as a Vice President with the company. In typical Ernie style, humble and unassuming, he refused to let his peers hold a retirement party to celebrate his career for fear of being a distraction to the great work that still was at hand. Ernie valued education, accountability, and self-determination and dreamed of generations of his family having a more certain path as a result of his sacrifices.
Ernie was preceded in death by his wife Winsome Perry and is survived by his sons Patrick (wife Pamela) and Steven (wife Sharisse) and the true joys of his life, his three grandchildren, Parker, Sophia, and Summer.
According to his wishes, there will be no services.
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