Professor Eileen Edgerton Perry, was born on September 28, 1936, in Mt.Pleasant, New York, to the parents of Burl Edgerton Sr. and Katie Coles Watson Edgerton, both of whom have predeceased her also. She departed this life on Sunday, December 6, 2020. At the time of her demise, she was a resident of White Plains, New York.
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She received her formal education in the public schools of Greenburgh, New York and White Plains, New York. She continued her college education by attending the Westchester Community College (WCC) in Valhalla New York and received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Secretarial; Pace University in White Plains New York, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education and the Long Island University ( LIU ) in Dobbs Ferry New York, where she was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honor Society. She received her Masters Degree with the Major in Criminal Justice. Eileen received her teacher certifications from the State of Connecticut and the New York State Education Department.
Eileen was a professor and student advisor at the College of Westchester, formerly the Westchester Business Institute (WBI) in White Plains, New York, in the office of technology department. She was a former employee at the Katherine Gibbs School in Norwalk Connecticut where she served as an acting dean of secretarial studies, coordinator of the adult training program and the future secretary association and an instructor. She was also employed as an instructor by the Board of Education of White Plains New York for the White Plains Adult Education Center and by the Board of Cooperative Education. She was a notary public in Westchester and a Tax Preparer.
Her affiliations were not limited to the church itself, for she was the director of the Westchester Community Organization (WCO ), a volunteer for and in honorary of the stroke persons of Westchester organization for many years, and the recipient of various merit awards and the certificates of appreciation - too numerous to name.
Professor Perry was United in matrimony with the late Clarence H. Perry Jr., and to that union two daughters were born, Cynthia and Katherine.
Preceding her in death: parents Burl & Katie Edgerton, sisters: Gladys, Beatrice Edgerton, Margaret McCray, Dorothy Moore, Julia Edgerton, Brother: Burl Edgerton Jr.
Left to cherish her fond memories:
Daughters - Cynthia and Katherine
Brother - Rev. Dr. Charles Edgerton
A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who will always love her.
ATTENTION: During this COVID-19 crisis, as we slowly begin to phase back into small capacity public services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the funeral home AND cemetery. WE HAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICES THIS MONDAY 12/14 - PLEASE READ IN DETAIL BELOW BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING TO ATTEND ANYTHING PLEASE! Thank you so kindly!
If meeting at the funeral home Monday between 12:00-12:15PM & wanting to come inside, with your masks on, you will be allowed to come to the front door in groups of 3 or less keeping social distance (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all), get hand sanitizer, sign off on a COVID Contact/Release form, briefly view (NOTE - this is NOT a formal visitation in our chapel, but ONLY meant to be a brief ID view of her in a small designated area as a courtesy, no seating or lingering), and then immediately leave the building (you will literally be in the funeral home for just a couple minutes or less). Once 12:20PM comes, NO one else will be admitted/all must exit, and we will prepare to depart for BURIAL & SERVICES at Kensico Cemetery. Once at cemetery, do NOT get out of your vehicles until after the cemetery personnel have left the gravesite area & we explicitly instruct you to do so. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
You MUST come to the funeral home and/or cemetery wearing a mask, & wear the mask at all times. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised, have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, are under an imposed or advised quarantine, and/or are visiting from a state that requires you to quarantine upon entering NY for a designated amount of time before going out in public, please do NOT attend any services. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home & cemetery staff/personnel and NYS laws at ALL times, for the health & safety of All. Thank you!
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that Prof. Eileen Perry entrusted her care to us, and that she & her family value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the family of Prof. Eileen Perry during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written and/or video condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing a guest book & sharing with the family.
As a lasting tribute, you may also choose to plant a tree, and/or send flowers, and/or a contribution may be made in her name/memory/honor to a charity of your choice. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered on Monday Dec. 14th, 2020 by/before 12:00noon to Lee's Funeral Home. The Family Thanks You!