R. Sean Perkins

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R. Sean Perkins

May 24, 1979 - October 06, 2018

Newburyport - R. Sean Perkins, 39, died at his residence in Newburyport on October 6, 2018.
He was born in Newburyport on May 24, 1979, to Raymond A. Perkins and the late Elizabeth (Kelleher) Perkins. Sean was raised and educated in Newburyport, graduating from Newburyport High School, class of 1998. During his high school years Sean was a four-year varsity stand-out first baseman for the Newburyport Clippers baseball team. Playing alongside his friend Grant Smith, Sean and Grant set many Clipper baseball records. He was an all-star his sophomore year, was all-league his junior and senior years and was a two-time Bay State Games player his junior and senior years. He was also chosen to play in the Agganis Games. He had baseball scholarship offers from over 200 universities and colleges to play baseball, but instead decided to further his education graduating from Merrimack College, class of 2002. 
Sean’s drive to be in the Real Estate business began in college, interning at Stone Ridge Properties at the age of 21. He continued his career with Stone Ridge Properties for 16 years, becoming an owner in 2010. Sean enjoyed working with his dad and just being with his dad, playing golf, riding his motorcycle, and watching and attending the games for the New England sports teams. He especially enjoyed spending time with his sister Alex, brother-in-law Todd, and his nephews Travis and Trevor. His highlight each year was his annual trip to Arizona with his father to attend spring training baseball games, where they made many lifelong friendships.  
In addition to his father, Raymond A. Perkins, Sean is survived by his wife, Diann May of Newburyport; and his sister Alexandra Perkins Carpenter, her husband Todd of N.C., as well as nephews, Travis and Trevor Carpenter; his uncle Walter J. Perkins and his wife Maria; his aunt Margaret McClure; his uncle Peter Kelleher; and many cousins. Other family members include Gary and Aprell Twombly, and Sheila and Bryon Hedley.
Sean was kind, gentle, respectful, and funny. He was generous to all. The family is overwhelmed by the amount of well wishes and support they have received from friends and the public. The family is humbled and touched by the amount of people that were touched by him or just cared so much about him.
Family and friends may call on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport, MA 01950. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church. Friends are asked to go directly to the Church for the Mass. Burial will be private at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950, is assisting Sean’s family with his funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the near future to the Sean Perkins Foundation, the Institution for Savings.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 11, 2018
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kathy keegan
Oct 19, 2018
So very sorry for your loss.
Gregory Hasapis
Oct 14, 2018
Sean was great person he will be missed every day
Scott Boches
Oct 13, 2018
I met Sean as a Real estate broker in Newburyport many years ago. I was old enough to be his father and remember being very impressed by Sean. I liked him very much and reached out to him over the years in regard to Real Estate matters. I was stunned to hear that he passed so early in life. It really struck me and I will think of him often. My heart and condolences go out to his entire family.
Kevin J Foley, Palm Beach, FL
Oct 12, 2018
Ray I am saddened and grieved for your loss. Thinking of all of you.
Joe and Gail Raczka
Oct 12, 2018
Ray, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We just heard of this tragic loss, and are so sorry.
Mike Cronan
Oct 11, 2018
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sean's sudden passing.

I had the pleasure of meeting Sean about 8 years ago when i rode a pedicab around town.

He always had a smile and a positive word.

He will be missed.

God bless him and his family.

Mike Cronan
Sandy & Steve Therrien
Oct 11, 2018
Ray & family
We are so sorry to hear about your loss we always enjoyed the time we spent with you and your family Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time
Sandy & Steve Sarasota Florida
Yvonne &Dave; ingalls
Oct 11, 2018
Thinking of you and the family in difficult times like this
Anne (Woodsum) Willis
Oct 11, 2018
Ray, so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kimberly DeSimone
Oct 11, 2018
Dear Ray,
There are no words, sending a hug, love, prayers to you and your family.
Sean was a great Man.
Karen Hayden
Oct 10, 2018
So very sorry to hear this. Sean was one of my first students when I was a new assistant professor at Merrimack College and I’ve never forgotten him. He was kind, thoughtful, and curious. He was a lovely person. My thoughts to his family and friends.
Steve Sarkissian
Oct 10, 2018
so so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. May God bring special grace to your heart.
Oct 10, 2018
Sean was one of the kindest people I have ever met. Kind smiling eyes and a true gentleman. Rest in Peace and love an prayers to Sean's family.
Vinette Varvaro
Oct 10, 2018
Dearest Ray,
My heart breaks for you and your family. Our deepest heartfelt condolences.
Your Friend Always,
Love, Vinette
Lori Holden
Oct 10, 2018
Sean sold my condo for me in Newburyport 3 years ago. It was a very difficult sale and he was amazingly supportive throughout the process. He was a truly compassionate person. I am so saddened to hear the news of his passing and send love and prayers to his family.
Brent Byers
Oct 10, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Sean was a true gentleman. We played softball together for years and I don't think I ever heard a bad word spoken about Sean. So sad to be taken so early...
Fran Lyons
Oct 10, 2018
Ray, there are no words.....only love and prayers for God's healing.
Keith Walton
Oct 10, 2018
Ray and Family,
My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your son Sean. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Keith Walton
Margie (Martin) Larzelere
Oct 10, 2018
I remember Sean’s eager, enthusiastic personality in my 4th grade classroom at NES. And later, around and about Newburyport, he always greeted me in warm ways. Sean made a special contribution to this community, touching so many of us. I’m thinking of all his family a this really difficult time.
Ellen Hill Murphy
Oct 10, 2018
So, so sorry for this incredibly heartbreaking time for all of Sean’s family.
Thinking of all of you.
Matt & Lindsay Zappala
Oct 10, 2018
Rest in peace Sean. You were an all around class act and a pillar of the Newburyport community. Your positivity was contagious. Condolences to the Perkins family, the May family and all of Sean's friends. You will be missed.