The Estey Organ Museum community offers its condolences to Museum Founder Ned Phoenix on the death of his brother, Perry Casey Phoenix.
Perry Phoenix, owner of Phoenix Roofing LLC of Townshend, died at home on January 31, 2019, surrounded by family. He had been under the care of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire. He was 61.
Perry was born on October 4, 1957, to Edwin William and Lois Casey Phoenix in Connecticut; not long afterwards the family moved to Townshend, Vermont, where Ned and other family members still reside. Perry attended the Westminster Choir College and the American College in Paris and had a lifelong love of the organ, the piano, architecture and Porsche automobiles. He married Janet Lily Cagwin in 1982 and served his church in many ways. He founded Phoenix Roofing in 1990, and his son Eli joined the company in 2005. The company’s many roofing projects (including church staples) routinely earned high praise, including descriptions of their work as “craftsmanship” and Perry himself as “a meticulous artist.”
Perry is survived by his wife, his mother, his brothers Ned, Whitney, and Seth, his children Eli, Abrin and Jessica, their significant others, and nine grandchildren. A memorial service and celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, May 4, at 2:00 pm at the Townshend Town Hall.
Valerie Abrahamsen, ThD