Meddybemps – Joyce Perkins, 88, passed away August 8, 2016 at Marshall Healthcare in Machias. Joyce was born in Meddybemps on May 11, 1928 to Clifton and Zela (Lewis) Reynolds.
She attended local schools and graduated from Calais High School. She married Merlin A. Perkins on October 29, 1949 and together they raised four children. Joyce enjoyed sewing and crocheting, doing puzzles, reading and swimming in her younger years. She was a member of Meddybemps Church and The First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, FL while living in Florida with her daughter, Cheryl and her husband Bobby.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Merlin and son, Lloyd Perkins.
Joyce will be missed by her surviving three children, Barbara E. Perkins of Rockland, Cheryl Therrien and her husband Robert of FL and Ted Perkins of Deerfield, NH; a sister, Berla McKeown of Calais; two brothers, Lewis Reynolds and his wife Marion of Cornville and Erland Reynolds of FL; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13th at Meddybemps Church, Route 191, Meddybemps. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.