Leon G. Perkins

April 26, 1926
- November 27, 2003

ORONO - Leon G. Perkins, 77, passed away Nov. 27, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 26, 1926, in Orono, the son of Leon and Josephine M.B. Perkins. Leon attended Orono schools and was a lifelong resident of that town. He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was then employed as a manager/foreman for the Wheelwright "Nokomis" Farm for 31 years and served local communities in public service for many years. He loved to share special memories with family and friends of hunting, fishing and camping trips with longtime friends Larry, Bobby, Roy, and Alan Thurston. He is survived by his loving companion of 21 years, Ramona H. McPherson (Mom II); and loving and devoted father of Leon "Sandy" Perkins of Freeport, Glenn A. Perkins and his wife, Lisa, of Brownville, Thomas J. Perkins and his wife, Stephanie, of Orono, Susan M. Rice and her husband, Leonard, of Glenburn, Gary McPherson of Levant, Craig D. McPherson of Levant, Mark McPherson and his wife, Michele, of Levant, Susan Young and her husband, Jackie, of Corea; 11 grandchildren, Heather, Nathan, Molly, Katie, Derek, Dustin, Devin, Brandon, Abbie Perkins, Amanda and Sheree Rice; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Jay; one sister, Elvira "Sis" LaGassey; and one niece, Kathy LaGassey of Arlington, Va. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary S. Perkins. Your children are very appreciative for the many life experiences that we've shared and for the lifelong values that you have instilled in us. Thank you Dad, you will be in our hearts forever. Special thanks to the devoted staff of St. Joseph's Hospital and Orono Family Medicine. If you would like to remember Leon in a special way, contributions may be sent to St. Joseph Hospital Cardiac Wing, 360 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401.


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