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 along side 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 NC, 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 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Church 42 Green St. Newburyport, MA 01950. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM 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.