James Perley

James D. Perley Jr.

Wednesday, January 19th, 1983 - Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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Indian Township – James Donald Perley Jr., 37, passed away unexpectedly on September 20, 2020 at his home. Jimmy was born to James and Cindy Perley on January 19, 1983 in Bangor. He attended grade school at Indian Township and graduated from Calais High School, Class of 2001.

Jimmy was joyful, gentle and had a great respect for life and nature. He loved fishing, boating, hunting, and exploring nature. He jumped at any opportunity to go camping or to hang out at a bonfire, especially with his brother and his friends. Jim was proud to be Passamaquoddy, he loved his culture and was driven to stay connected with his traditions but above all, spending time with his family was most important to Jim. Jimmy loved the outdoors and enjoyed four-wheeling, and basketball and football (a loyal Raiders Fan).

Jimmy was predeceased by his grandparents, Wayne & Marymae Larrabee and Simon & Edna Perley; two special cousins, Anthony Best and Jesse Boston and many aunts and uncles.

He will be remembered by his parents, James and Cindy Perley; brother, Bob Perley; sisters Angela Hood and Tammy Hood; his canine “brother”, Si; nephews, Evan, Cai and Eric Plaisted, two aunts, Vicki and Sylvia Sockabasin, all of Indian Township; uncles Kenneth Perley and his wife Judy and Michael Perley and his wife Priscilla; his uncle and Godfather, John Perley, all of Canada; Godmother, Linda Cropley; many cousins, aunts, uncles and special friends, Chad Sockabasin and his companion Stephanie Bailey, Richard Sabbatus and his wife Tina, Tom Hood, Henry Sockabasin and his wife Milli, Jason Levesque, Keith Levesque, Jack Downing, Wendall Perley, Everett Polches, Glenn Sockabasin, Tom Libby, Michael Best, Dave Goulet, Donald Boston, Roy Dana, and many more from both childhood and those close to him today.

Visitation will be held for immediate friends, family and community members at St. Ann’s Church Parish Hall, Peter Dana Point Road, Indian Township beginning at noon on Wednesday, September 23rd until Thursday at 1:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 24th at an outdoor location near the church, committal will follow at Indian Township Tribal Cemetery. Attendees are asked to please follow Covid-19 prevention regulations with social distancing and the use of face coverings. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Ann's Church Parish Hall
    Peter Dana Point Road
    Peter Dana Point, Maine 04668
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 2:00pm
    Peter Dana Point Road
    Address Not Available
    Father Kevin J. Martin
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 |
    Thursday, September 24th, 2020
    Indian Township Tribal Cemetery
    Peter Dana Point Rd.
    Indian Township, ME 04668
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Jeremy R

Posted at 08:48am
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Jimmy was a good friend in high school. I'll always remember his quick wit and infectious smile.
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Posted at 08:08pm
Condolences to James, and Cindy Perley and family for the loss of your son , James Donald. Madonna and family

Jill Fullerton

Posted at 05:44pm
Jim was a very quiet mellow man. He would try to bring me a jar of his Mother’s dilly beans when he visited. He bought me a sign for camp that I will always have hanging on the entry door. Jim was always up for a good time and had a big smile handsome smile.
I still can’t convince myself that this is not a nightmare.
Too young to be gone. I am so sorry for this tragedy that his family (Especially Bob & his Mom) has to o endure. He cherished you Bob, he talked about you often of all the memories the two of you made. Cindy, he was very proud of the Mom that you were. Always saying nice things about your cooking, canning and helping others. I hope you are at peace now Jim and that your Family will find comfort from the memories you left behind🙏

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