Nancy's Story

CALAIS - Nancy F. Perry, 67, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015 in Calais with her family at her side. Nancy was born on October 29, 1947 to Samuel and Nina (Cookson) Saunders in Calais where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Calais High, class of 1966 and soon after married Ernest J. Perry Jr. on September 30, 1967 with whom she would spend the next 47 years.

Nancy worked at several businesses in the area over the years but her family was her life. Nancy's love for her family was immeasurable; she became the family monarch after her mother's passing. She was happy to accept the role of hosting family gatherings over the holidays but never needed a reason to cook for family and friends. Nancy would decorate for any occasion and most likely had a nightlight to complement the occasion. She was known for baking pies to send off to anyone in need. Nancy was also a shopper, she loved browsing all her favorite spots from Calais to Bangor and buying for her family. In all of her travels Nancy never found a slot machine she didn't like.

In addition to her husband Ernest, Nancy is survived by her two children, Jamie Perry and his wife Kelly and Jennifer Perry and her companion Ben Clark; son-in-law, Shawn McNeil; sister, Judith Antoniello; brother, Samuel Saunders Jr and his wife Kristi, all of Calais; two grandchildren, Nicholas Smith of Milford and Jade Smith and her fiancé Dylan Taylor of Glenburn; two step grandchildren, Shandi Howell and her husband Steven of Gray and Justin McArthur and his wife Jennifer of Baldwin; six great-grandchildren, Mason, Bella, Emma, Sawyer and twins Hallie and Ava; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many close friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Victor Antoniello. Nancy will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 23rd at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A private graveside service will be held at Calais Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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