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Richard D. Pereira Sr. (1935-2012).

Birdhouses ornament the Pereira family plot for a very good reason. In 1956, Richard “Pup” Pereira married Carolyn Eunice Patrick (b 1936), the daughter of Joseph C. Patrick, proprietor of the Treasure in Trash second-hand store at 229 Commercial Street. Pereira worked at the store for many years and also operated Dick’s Gulf service station. Forced to retire by Parkinson’s disease, he turned his garage into a workshop. “Birdhouses became his therapy during his final years,” the obituary in The Barnstable Patriot said, “as anyone who drove by his Nelson Avenue ‘sales’ table would know.”

¶ Last updated on 23 July 2017.

 

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