In Memory

Mary Elizabeth Perry (Morse (Language Teacher))


Mary Elizabeth (Morse) Perry, 74, of Pond Street, a retired Needham school teacher, died Friday in Framingham Union Hospital.

She was a lifelong resident of Natick and was graduated from Wellesley

College in 1927 and received a master's degree in physical education there in 1932. She taught physical education at Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., the University of Georgia and at the Winter Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

At college, she excelled in sports, especially baseball, and once pitched for a women's team that played a firefighter's team in Fenway Park.

Mrs. Perry did additional graduate work at the University of Dijon in Paris and qualified as a teacher of French and Latin. She was a member of the language faculty at Needham High School from 1957 until she retired in 1972.

She was also a member of the First Congregational Church of Natick and the Natick Shakespeare Club.

She leaves her husband, E. Franklin Perry of Natick; a son, Edward F. Perry 3d of Duxbury; a daughter, Mary E. Llewellyn of Northfield; a brother, Lynn H. Morse of Venice, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Natick. Burial will be private.

Globe Newspaper Company, Date: November 8, 1981 Section: RUN OF PAPER OBITUARY