January 15, 2021
Perry Merle Bliss, 77, passed away at Novant Medical Center in Salisbury, NC on January 15, 2021. Perry was the beloved husband of Charlene (Shaffer). They were happily married 53 years. He was the proud father to Michele Laskus (husband Joseph) and Sara Bliss Paquette (husband Jeff). He was the son of the late Bill and Marion Bliss Mears (Benjamin), and stepson of Ralph Mears. Perry was blessed with four grandsons: Mark and Clayton (Mom Michele); Caden and Dawson (Mom Sara). Perry was born and raised a small town boy, in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. He grew up with older brother Donald (deceased), older sister Justine and younger sister Gail. He graduated from Montpelier High School and then served in the United States Navy. Upon discharge he chose a hands-on and active career as an Electrical Lineman with Washington Electric Co-Op. He made sure the power was on for Vermonters until his retirement with thirty- five years of service in 1999. Perry and Charlene moved to Salisbury, North Carolina in 2014 to be close to their family. Perry loved the Lord. He enjoyed singing bass in the choir at Landmark Church. He was always ready and willing to help others. Perry was known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He was the epitome of a voracious reader from the time he was a child. Cozying up to a cup of coffee and a book was his definition of a good day. He possessed a deep appreciation and special way with animals. He loved and cared for many pets in his lifetime, and will be greatly missed by his “girls” Bella and Blanca. They were always beside him while he watched a Western (or two) in the living room. A celebration of life will be planned in both North Carolina and Vermont at a later date. Donations in memory of Perry may be made to Landmark Church at 1910 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. “Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25-26a ESV Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Bliss family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Perry Merle Bliss, 77, passed away at Novant Medical Center in Salisbury, NC on January 15, 2021. Perry was the beloved husband of Charlene (Shaffer). They were happily married 53 years. He was the proud father to Michele Laskus (husband Joseph)... View Obituary & Service Information
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