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DORIS E. PERKINS

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BAILEYVILLE – Doris E. Perkins, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, surrounded by her family at home. Doris was born April 23, 1915, in Crawford, to Ernest and Gertrude (Roberts) Seavey. Doris married the love of her life, Ira Hilton Perkins, with whom she lived and raised her family with in Baileyville. She had many enjoyments in life: knitting, sewing, crocheting, fishing and gardening to name a few, but the fondest of her memories were those spent with her family. Doris was the first woman to swim across Crawford Lake, swimming from Baptism Landing to John’s Point. She was proud of her part in a five generations photograph and would have wanted it noted that amongst her and her siblings were three sets of twins. Doris was a member of Alexander Grange No. 304 and she worked as a certified nurse’s aide for many years. In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was predeceased by two sons, Hilton and John Perkins; two brothers and eight sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Celia Caruso of Baileyville; two sisters, Helen Sinko of Bethlehem, Pa., and Eleanor Jean Bonner and her husband, Bob, of Gagetown, New Brunswick; three brothers, Orris Seavey – who Doris was very proud to say was her twin – and his wife, Glennis, of South Princeton, Neil Seavey and his wife, Shirley, of Crawford, and Howard Pike Seavey and his wife, Maxine, of Alexander; 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Crawford Baptist Church, Airline Road, Crawford, with Pastor Rolfe Flood officiating. Burial will be after at Alexander Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ name to Alexander Grange, Cooper Road, Alexander, ME 04694 or Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.


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