A Sad Day

July 10, 2009 the extended Perkinson-Murphy family suffered a great loss. Jim Perkinson, father to Jay, Jamie, Jessica and Shelby, and husband to Judy, passed away suddenly while on his way back to Texas from Indiana. This came as an unbelievable shock to us all and the depth of our loss will no doubt be felt for a very long time.


Jay and I had what we now know was the incredible blessing of having Jim, Judy and Shelby with us here in New York for a visit, the week before his passing. Jay had not seen his dad in two years, due to the geographical distance between them, but they were still very close, with phone calls back and forth a few times a week, and the occasional web-cam visit keeping the two of them closer than many father and sons. We took them to New York City and saw the Statue of Liberty, had a wonderful Fourth of July barbeque with fireworks, where they got to meet my family, and enjoyed time playing Rock Band, Texas Hold-em and shooting pool. We will always be eternally grateful to have had that last time together with Jim.
In the relatively short time that I have known Jim Perkinson I have come to love and respect him, as did my family, my children, and anyone who had the good fortune of knowing the man. He was the father I wished I had and I am so thankful he was the father he was, to the man I love. His smile was contagious, his laugh infectious and his hugs could warm you right down to your toes.
Jim, we love you and miss you. You will always be in our hearts and memories.

About Wendy

I was married for 20+ years then divorced. Now with a great guy from Indy (funny story how we met!). Worked for Chase (in all it's various names and incarnations) for 18 years. No longer working thanks to a back injury back around 2000 that has led to 9 herniated discs and a major case of degenerative disc disease. That irrevocably changed my life and how I was able to live it, as well as putting an end to many of the things I loved to do (skiing, horseback riding, etc). Recently sold my home in West Islip, NY and have relocated to a brand new home in Greenwood, IN. Raised three amazing kids who I love more than my own life and have a great guy who I love and who loves me for who I am. Just got married June 2011, so when you look at what really is important, life is good!
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