Josephine (Kasilowski) Perry of Lowell, MA


Josephine (Kasilowski) Perry, 99, of Lowell died Sunday morning, July 30, 2017 at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford.

She was married to the late James Perry, who died on Feb. 21, 1996.

Born in Lowell, MA on March 18, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Victoria (Makevich) Kasilowski.  She attended the Lowell School System.

Most of her life, she worked as a repair person at the Casual Footwear Co. in Lowell before retiring in 1976. She previously had been employed at the Bridge Table Co. in Lowell.

She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church in Lowell, St. Anthony's Church in Lowell and St. Kathryn's Church in

Hudson, NH.

She is survived by a son, James and his wife, Miriam (Weldon) Perry of Tewksbury; a daughter, Eleanor Vail of Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren, Sherri L'Ecuyer, Linda and her husband, Ralph Freije, Karla and her husband, David Perieva and Keith Vail;  four great grandchildren, Lexie McDonough of Hampton, NH, Cameron, Davin and Justin Pereira of Dracut, MA. She is also survived by 2 beloved nieces, Carol and her husband, James Pierce, and Barbara Arsenault.

She was the grandmother of the late Timothy Perry and mother-in-law to the late Raymond Vail.  Josephine was the sister of the late William Kasilowski, the late Stella MacAnespie, the late Vera LaMaitre, the late Tillie Panas and the late Michael Kasilowski all of Lowell.

Visiting hours will be Monday August 7, 2017 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in the Holy Trinity Polish Cemetery, Lowell.


August 7, 2017
9:00 to 11:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


August 7, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. Frank and Rita Georges says:

    Dear Jim and Family,
    Sorry to learn about your Mom. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Frank and Rita Georges

  2. Lexie McDonough says:

    Rest in peace Nana. I’m so lucky to have had you as a great-grandmother. I will never forget all that you have done for me growing up. You were such a large part of my life as a child and I will always look back fondly at all the fun we’ve had at the beach and during my sleepovers at your apartment. Even though I will miss you terribly, I am blessed that you were around to witness 22 years of my life. I love you oh so very much!

    • TThel Curran says:

      She always had a big smile when me and El’s friends came to visit which was often. I’m so glad I got to talk to her when I recently visited El. She sounded just the same, full of life, interested and like she was smiling! I’m greatful she got me a very wonderful very long time dear friend. God bless. Thel Curran.

  3. Sherri Vail says:

    Fly free, now you are with your husband, Timmy, and my precious dad. Will always cherish our cozy memories on Hickory Street. Sometimes some of the best gifts are actions, not words… Thank you Nana.

    Your first grandchild, Sherri

  4. mike netishen says:

    Eleanor & Jim

    Sorry about your loss. Both of you have been blessed to have your mother here this long. She will be remember in our prayers.

    Mike & Jan Netishen

    Rye NH

  5. Keleigh Johnson says:

    I will miss visiting with you everyday and running to get you your ice cubes. Your extended family at Sunny Acres will miss you as well… Rest In Peace my sweet Keleigh

  6. Stan & Barbara Johnson says:

    Stan & Barbara Johnson,

    Rest in peace…we will miss visiting you and bringing you all the goodies.

  7. Orlando Nazario says:

    Rest in peace Nana. I will always remember what you told me . Have a good life.. Will keep you in my prayers ..I love you Nana.

  8. Linda Freije says:

    Rest in peace my wonderful Nana. I have a lifetime of incredible memories with you. I will miss our daily phone call over the last 30 years. I love you Nana and will miss you very much.

    • TThel Curran says:

      You always had a big smile when me and the rest of El’s friends came to visit which was often and I was so happy I got to speak to you recently when I was visiting El. You sounded just like I remember, full of life, interested and I could tell u were smiling! God bless and thank u for getting me a wonderful life long friend in your special daughter.Ox Thel Curran

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