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Jill A. Perkins

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 10:41

Aug. 6, 1957 - Nov. 1, 2022

Jill A. Perkins, a certified public accountant formerly of East Hampton, died on Nov. 1 in Greenville, S.C., where she had retired in 2020. The cause was cancer. She was 65.

Ms. Perkins moved to East Hampton in 1975. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Hofstra University in 1987 and began a career with the Price Waterhouse firm in Manhattan. She received her certified public accountant’s license in 1990.

She returned to the South Fork that year, working as a financial controller for the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, the Maidstone Club in East Hampton Village, and the Montauk Manor.

Born on Aug. 6, 1957, in Boise, Idaho, to Richard and Beverly Perkins, she was the youngest of five siblings. She grew up in Grass Valley, Calif., where the family had moved shortly after her birth. She graduated from San Juan High School in Sacramento.

Ms. Perkins is survived by her husband of 45 years, Roger Grunewald of Greenville, her stepson and his wife, Trevor and Alison Grunewald, and her granddaughter, Emma Grunewald, all of Hampton Bays. Her four siblings, Randy, Toni, Brad, and Grant, died before her.

Ms. Perkins was cremated. Her family has suggested memorial contributions to cancer research.

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