Adam Perron, 29

 

Adam Perron

Adam Perron

HARRISON — Adam Perron, 29, suddenly passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Adam was born in Bridgton on July 17, 1986 to Dianne Parker and Jeff Perron of Bridgton. He attended Lake Region schools, where he met the love of his life Elizabeth “Beth” (Gwozdz) Perron. Adam graduated with a degree in ecology and environmental science from the University of Maine in 2008.

In 2010, Adam married Beth after a cross-country road trip from Missoula, Mont. to Naples. The two eventually became residents of Harrison and welcomed Abigail Katherine, their daughter, into their lives on Sept. 6, 2014. Adam was a devoted, loving husband, and an adoring father.

Upon moving back to Maine, Adam continued his work at Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton, where he started working at the age of 15 as an intern. There, he led the education program and eradicated milfoil in the Songo River as a scuba diver. Adam’s love of education continued into a position at Lake Region Middle School as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher. Even though he only taught for one year, he left a lasting impression on his students. He was also enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Southern Maine as an education major.

Adam had the ability to engage and inspire students who never connected with science before. His involvement with LRMS also included playing in the staff band during pep rallies, co-leading the National Junior Honor Society, and participating in the students vs. teacher basketball game. Adam loved his community and even served on the Harrison Planning Board. In his spare time, Adam enjoyed hiking, playing music, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Gwozdz) Perron; a daughter, Abigail; his mother and father, Dianne Parker and Jeff Perron of Bridgton; his sister, Heather Perron of Bridgton; two nephews, Tyus and Ashton; his grandfather, Raymond Perron of Gorham; aunts and uncles and many cousins.

Adam is predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Teresa Perron; maternal grandparents, Edward Parker and Fern Parker; and an uncle.

A celebration of life for Adam was held in the field at the entrance of LEA’s Holt Pond Preserve on the corner of Pearly Road and Chaplins Mills Road in Naples on Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Adam Perron Scholarship for Educators, which will help those who want to become teachers at any time in their lives go back to school. As the family is in the process of setting up the fund, checks can be mailed c/o Elizabeth Perron, 31 Walker Mills Rd., Harrison, ME 04040.

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