Harold's Story

CAMBRIDGE - Harold Theron Perkins, 79, died December 27, 2014 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born in East Newport September 7, 1935, the son of Clifton and Olive (Melvin) Perkins.

He lived in Cambridge all of his life. At the age of 15, he went to work for Raymond Whitney Sr. at D.B. Whitney & Sons. He worked in the store and in the grist mill in Cambridge for 8 years, and also delivered groceries to area families. He went to work for Mike LaBun Chevrolet in Dexter for over 13 years. He worked as a carpenter for Donald Davis for 2 years, and then as a self-employed carpenter, until his retirement at the age of 62.

He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Cambridge, and was also a member of Anah Shrine. Harold also served the town of Cambridge as a Selectman. He married Dorothy (Davis) Perkins September 14, 1957, and the following June he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Korea until his discharge in 1960.

He was predeceased by both his parents, and their beloved son, Brett Leigh Perkins in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his dear, dear sister, Bethany Perkins of Ellington, CT who came to visit often when her brother was sick, often staying for weeks at a time. She spent many hours with the both of us. She is a loving, giving person, and her presence was precious to us. Also, Bethany's daughter, Kathy and her two children, Jana and Tyler, were a part of our family. He is also survived by two sons, Kim Perkins of Dexter, and Hal Perkins of Cambridge; a granddaughter, Darci Lynn of Dexter; and a grandson, Aaron Brett of Cambridge. They loved Bampie (by Darci Lynn), and Banta (by Aaron), and were loved in return. There were also cousins left on Harold's side of the family.

In honoring his wishes there will be a graveside service in the spring at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cambridge, which will include a masonic service.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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