DRESDEN - Elwood A. Perkins, 82 of Dresden, Maine died in his home on May 25, 2015 of a long illness. He was born on October 22, 1932.
Elwood was an avid hunter, snowmobiler and ice fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. A few of his favorite places to be were sitting or fishing on the Kennebec River or enjoying the comforts of his porch at home. He would sit and "watch" the gray squirrels. Elwood and his wife Barbara spent winters in Florida for more than 30 years. Elwood was a handy carpenter and enjoyed wood working, spending hours in his garage building and crafting everything from furniture to whirly gigs. Elwood also took great pride in his garden every year he was able.
Elwood was a skilled and talented man; he worked on the water for Mason Carter for over 20 years. He worked with Alan Cheney for a few years doing marine construction. From there he went to Pemaquid Campground and worked as maintenance man for about 20 years until he retired 18 years ago.
He is predeceased by his parents, Clyde and Lela Perkins; a sister, Dorothy Atkinson and her husband Richard; a niece, Linda Chapman; and a sister in-law, Anne Perkins.
Elwood leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Barbara Perkins; two sons, Dana and his companion Thresea; and Russell and his wife Kelly. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, all residing in Dresden. Elwood also leaves behind two brothers, Keith and Clyde, and a sister, Gloria, all from Dresden, as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a grave side service at Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden on June 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. with a gathering to follow at the home of Barbara and Elwood at 941 River Road in Dresden. Officiating the service will be his brother in-law, Vernon Yates.
In Lieu of flowers and gifts you may send a gift in memory of Elwood A. Perkins to CHANS Home Health Care, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011. The family would like to thank everyone at CHANS and Hospice for the wonderful care you gave Elwood.