James Perron of Chatham, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 after a long illness. Born in Brockton, Jim grew up in Whitman where he graduated from Whitman High School in 1953. He played both baseball and football, and enjoyed scouting, eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. After honorable discharge from the US Army, he earned a BS at Bridgewater State College and a Masters degree in education from Boston University.
Jim's career was spent in public education, first as a teacher in the Norwell School district, then as a principal of Rochester Junior High in Rochester, N.H. In 1969 he and his family moved to Chatham where he served for many years as the principal of Chatham High School, retiring in 1989. Jim loved living in Chatham and was always happy to share is enthusiasm for Cape Cod with friends and family.
Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Judith (Griffin) Perron, daughter Kathleen Perron (Samuel Cutler), son Thomas Perron (Sarah Gray), granddaughter Alice Cutler, niece Ellen Connors (Herb Connors) and nephew Thomas Jahnke, and brother in law Gunther Jahnke. He was predeceased by sons James Perron, Jr., and Thomas David, as well as grandson James Cutler.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.