Dale A. Rich, 60, of 12 Malkol Drive, Milan, NH passed away on Sunday morning July 10, 2011 at her home, following a long struggle with COPD. She was born in Hanover, NH on July 4, 1951 the daughter of Robert W. and Gladys L. (Burch) Perkins and grew up in Vershire, VT and attended Vershire Elementary and was a graduate of Thetford Academy. She was employed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock for many years before moving to the Berlin, NH area, where she worked for Anytime Laundry, which is where she met her future husband Gary M. Rich. They were married on Oct. 4, 2004. Her last employment was for the Community Services Center in Berlin. Dale enjoyed NASCAR, the beach, crocheting, sewing, puzzles and riding around at dusk in search of moose and loons. She was a survivor of breast cancer. Members of the family include her husband Gary M. Rich of Milan, NH; 2 children Mark Pero of Hartford, VT and Rebecca Potwin of White River Jct., VT; 4 grandchildren Michael Pero, Maximus Pero, Nicholas Potwin and Ashley Potwin; a great grandson Myles Rowe; her mother Gladys Perkins, a brother Robert Perkins and a sister Brenda Benoir, all of Vershire, VT; her step children include Alan, Shelly, Stephen and Sonya Rich. She is also survived by 12 step grandchildren Keith, Alex, Jon, Abbi, Tyler, Garron, Kurtis, Kayleen, Frankie J., Tanner, Benjamin and Madison; 3 step great grandchildren Jayce, Carson and Audrey. She was predeceased by her father Robert in 1979 and a brother Michael in 1981. SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 11 AM at the Post Mills Congregational Church in Post Mills, VT. Interment will follow in the Post Mills Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be made to Breast Cancer Research at DHMC, 1 Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH 03756. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin, NH.