Dorothy's Story

CAMBRIDGE - Dorothy Mae (Davis) Perkins, 76, died March 8, 2015, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born in Cambridge, August 9, 1938, the third daughter of Harold and Hazel (Chadbourne) Davis.

She married Harold Perkins September 14, 1957, and they had been married for 57 years when he predeceased her in 2014. She was also predeceased by her beloved son, Brett, who died in 1980; and two brothers, Herbert Bruce Davis in 2013, and Richard Davis in 2014.

Dottie and her brother, Bruce, had many good times together. He would fly home and stay with her for 3 to 4 weeks. He also visited with other family members and friends.

She is survived by two much loved sons, Kim Perkins of Dexter, and Hal Perkins of Cambridge; two sisters, with whom she was very close, Beverly and husband, Frank Quimby of Stockton Springs and Brooksville, FL, and Virginia Murphy of Peabody, MA. She adored her two grandchildren, Darci Lynn Perkins and Aaron Brett Perkins. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Eva Davis, of Cambridge Also, a very special friend of Hal's, Tammy Getchell; and a very special friend of Kim's, Laura Rand , who were loving additions to her family. She loved her family very much; family was very important to her. Priceless memories were made with all of them.

There were also two other people in her life whom she adored and they were both affectionately known as sisters, Harold's sister, Bethany who was as dear a sister as could be, who visited with us several times a year. Thanks for the delicious dinners out at Angler's. She was so loving, caring, and generous.. you were loved. The other "sis" in her life was her niece, Elaine Russell. She loved her with all her heart. She was so kind and compassionate. Dorothy considered herself doubly blessed because she was her niece and her friend. Another dear friend was Kathy Hallett with whom she played scrabble almost every afternoon for the past few winters. Dorothy had many many more special dear friends and relatives in her life, and had many happy memories spending time with all of them.

At her request, family and friends will be invited to a memorial service that will be held in the spring at a date to be announced, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street in Dexter, followed by a committal service at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cambridge. Dottie and Harold will be put to rest beside their beloved son, Brett.

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