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BAILEYVILLE - Leo A. Perkins, 90, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at Marshall Health Care in Machias. Leo was born in Baileyville on May 26, 1924, son of the late Everett and Mabel (McDowell) Perkins.

He graduated from Woodland High School, Class of 1942 and after attending Washington County Vocational School Leo worked for Varnum's Dairy until beginning his career with St. Croix Paper Co. On October 28, 1948, he married Madeline Dean in Calais. Following his retirement from Georgia Pacific, Leo worked as a carpenter and also for the Town of Baileyville at the recycling center. He was a member of People's United Methodist Church in Baileyville, the Quarter Century Club, and Frontier Lodge Order of Odd Fellows in Baileyville. Leo loved carpentry work, traveling, spending time at his camp on Pleasant Lake, and hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Leo was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah White; two brothers, Melvin and Hazen Perkins; and two sisters, Avis Nicolaou and Dorothy Ouellette. Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Madeline Perkins; a daughter, Donna Brown and husband David of Baileyville; son-in-law Randy White of St. Stephen, NB; six grandchildren, Melissa Brown and husband Chuck of St. Stephen, NB, Krista White and husband Jeff McShane of St. Stephen, NB, Allison Tran and husband Ahn of Tumwater, WA, Veronica Seavey and companion Anthony Iannucci of Providence, RI, Jennifer Harris and husband Micah of Austin, TX, and Mitchell Brown of Austin, TX; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica and Emma Brown, Ben McShane, Isabella Tran, Ryleigh Brown, Kaden McNeill, and Jesse Seavey; special nephew Jeff Storey of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Leo's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at People's United Methodist Church, Third Ave. & Summit St., Baileyville. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
Published on  May 26, 2015
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