Frank J. Perry, 78, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, died on Sunday, December 7, 2008 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Rose A. (Nye) Perry who survives him and resides in Chelmsford. He was born on March 29, 1930 in Cambridge, a son of the late Frank and Beatrice (Perry) Perry. He served in the United States Army, in the Korean War. He had worked for Cuneo Press in Cambridge and later worked for Murray Printing in Westford which became Courier Corp where he retired in 1999. He was an avid Patriots fan, enjoyed telling stories of the past, loved to joke and loved the Ocean. He was a true family man, always putting his family first and enjoyed spending time with them. In addition to his loving wife he is survived by a son, David F. Perry and his wife Leah of Chelmsford, four step sons, Robert Welbrenner and his wife Karen of Worcester, Mark Welbrenner and his wife Jennifer of Wilton, NH, Robert Harwood of GA and John McDonald of MD and two step daughters, Dawn Potvin and her husband Jeff of Dracut and Leah Perry and her husband David of Chelmsford. He was also the grandfather of thirteen, Jeffrey, Michael, Amanda, Travis, Robert, Nicholas, Molly, Matthew, Sophia, Jessica, Lauren, John Jr. and Patrick. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frank's name to the Charity of One's Choice.