SURRY – Norman L. Perkins was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Castine. He died at home Dec. 12, 2016, in Surry.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Ames) Perkins; sons Donnie Perkins and wife, Etta, Timothy Perkins Sr., of Blue Hill, daughter Lisa Ruby and husband, Richard, of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren: Mandy, Joshua, Jessica, Anne, Shane, Danielle, Sara, Joelle, Timothy Jr., and Benjamin, and their spouses; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Norman is also survived by his sister in-laws Bonnie Gray and Marilyn Moore; brother in-law George and his wife, Barbara Ames; dear friends Maurice and Addie Cunningham.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Blanch (Perkins) Gray, brother Haywood Gray, son Lawris (Lonnie) Perkins and grandson Aaron Fones.
Norman was raised in Penobscot and graduated from GSA in 1956. He worked many different jobs; from logging, carpentry, and painting. He retired from International Paper in Bucksport.
Norman was a Mason with the Ira Berry Lodge No. 0128 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows No. 79, a lifetime member of both for over 50 years.
Norman was known as Bumpa and Bumper by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their friends.
He was a man of many talents, known as MacGyver by all. He was a fine carpenter and a master gardener and had the biggest heart one can imagine. Norman will be missed by all who knew him.
Many thanks to Laurie and Angie and all his friends at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Nurses and Hospice Care.
As the saying goes: We only part to meet again.
At Norman’s request, there will be no services.