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Philip Irving Perkins

Posted 2023-11-19 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Nov. 19, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Philip Irving Perkins, known to his friends as "Pappy" and to his
grandchildren as "Bumpa", passed away on Nov. 2, 2023, at the age of 88
in Avista Senior Living Center in Lake Havasu City with family by his

Philip was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on February 5, 1935, to parents
Alexander Perkins and Flora Shaw.

Philip enlisted in the US Navy in 1952 and served our country for eight
years until he was honorably discharged on Sept. 17, 1960. After his
discharge, he worked for Easton Die and Androscoggin Die Co. in Auburn,
Maine as well as a volunteer firefighter in Oxford, Maine.

Philip married his loving wife Frances A. (MacNeill) Perkins on Sept.
18,1954 in Lynn, Massachusetts and were married for 68 wonderful years.
Philip lived in Lynn, Massachusetts and several towns in Maine. Mostly
Oxford and South Paris.

Philip and Frances share six children. Philip Perkins Jr (Janice) of
Oxford, Maine., James Perkins (Maxine) of Auburn, Maine., David Perkins,
William Perkins (Allison) of Lake Havasu City, Beverly Farrington
(Bruce) of Lake Havasu City, and Mary Jane (Donald) Vachon of Sabattus,

Philip enjoyed spending time with family, watching football, baseball,
and watching The Western Chanel.

Philip was a member of the Oxford Fire Department Auxiliary in Oxford,
Maine, Anderson Staples American Legion Post #112, the Order of Eastern
Star in Buckfield and in Mexico, Maine., and the Oxford Masons in
Norway, Maine.

Philip is preceded in death by his wife; Frances, his parents; Alexander
and Flora, son; David Perkins, and his three sisters.

He is survived by his children; Philip Jr, James, William, Beverly, and
Mary Jane, his 13 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren whom he all
loved dearly.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz Fraze Funeral Home.

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