Perry – Royce Kendrick Apt, 55, went home to be with the LORD, losing his brave five-year battle with A.L.S., on July 18, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Boston, Mass. on December 13, 1962. He graduated from Quincy High in 1981. He loved visiting Downeast Maine and decided to move to Pleasant Point in 1988. He had worked for Raytheon for 5 years. When he settled in Maine he worked as a carpenter for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. He worked for the Wickachee restaurant in Calais where he met his wife, Elaine. When first married they lived in Bangor for 5 years and he worked at the Ramada Inn and J.C. Penny. He also worked other various jobs in Bangor. He was a hard worker his entire adult life. He started working for what is now known as Connors Aquaculture in Eastport as a Dock Manager for more than 20 years. He was well loved and respected by everyone he ever met. He loved to go to yard sales on Saturday’s. He also enjoyed having yard sales at his home, always giving family members the “family rate”. He enjoyed cookouts where the family gathered on Indian Day weekends. His passion was music from the 70’s and his football team the Patriots. He was known to many as the “Wordman”; loving music, writing dozens of songs and poems, and playing the drums. He loved to play street hockey with his brothers and friends in Boston and go to music concerts. He loved his pets over the years:
Sherbert, Serena, and his “baby boy” Casper.
Royce was predeceased by his father Forrest Leroy Apt of Boston and Perry. His brother Forrest “Rusty” Apt of Boston and Pleasant Point. His brother-in-law Frederick M. Currier of Boston and Pleasant Point. His mother-in-law Janet Cochran-Powers of Princeton and Virginia. His grandmother Annie Mae Paul of Pleasant Point. His step-father Domenic J. DeWolfe of Boston and Pleasant Point.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Elaine Apt of Virginia and Perry. Mother Dianne Mae Apt DeWolfe of Boston and Pleasant Point. Sister Annie M. Apt Brackett of Pleasant Point. Sister Sheila Apt of Pleasant Point. Sister Dianna Scalese and husband Joe of Palmetto, Florida. Brother Eric James Apt and wife Michelle of Holbrook, Mass. Aunts, Mary Lorraine Francis and Gracie Davis of Pleasant Point, Ann Light and family of Dennysville and Pembroke, Cathy Pryor and family of Stoughton, Massachusetts and Sandy Ka’ke and husband Andy of Talmadge and Princeton and two uncles, Fred Paul and his wife Leslie of Pleasant Point and Bee Paul and his wife Barbara of Perry. Royce had many first cousins who love him dearly.
Many special friends, including his Best friend David Jollotta and partner Virginia Doucette of Eastport. Boss and friend Dave Morang and wife Vicki of Eastport. Ralph Hicks and wife Diane of Eastport, Charlotte and Melbourne, Florida. Neighbor Sally McPhail and family of Perry. Larry Doak and wife Ruth of Eastport. Carlie Cook and family of Eastport and Perry. Bill Buehner and wife Brenda of Eastport. Stephen Conley and wife Pat of Eastport. Pastor Russell Fletcher and wife Karen of Perry. Jennifer Reynolds of Rustburg, Virginia. Debbie York of Appomattox, Virginia. Sheldon and Judy Keezer of Rochester, NH.
Sister-in-law Dolly Apt of Pleasant Point. Brother-in-law Hugh A. MacArthur, Jr. and wife June of Gladys, Virginia. Sister-in-law Debbie L. Thomas of Lynchburg, Virginia. Brother-in-law Daniel Thomas of Manassas, Virginia. Sister-in-law Cynthia Bell and husband Johnnie of Bedford, Virginia. Sister-in-law Barbara A. Fielder and husband William of Lynchburg, Virginia. Sister-in-law Georgette Laliberte and husband Justin of Brookneal, Virginia. Sister-in-law Heidi M. MacArthur of Brookneal, Virginia. Brother-in-law Linwood Knowles and wife Vicki of Orange County, California. Brother-in-law David Knowles and wife Rebecca of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Nieces and nephews, Kailie and Skin, Leela and Devon, Patrick and wife Brianna, Hannah, Joshua and Brooke, Ryan and wife Krystle, Marie, Eric Jr., Jason and wife Lauren, Kristi and husband John, Lisa and husband Nathan, Shane and fiancée Cassidy, Catrina, Charity, Hope, Faith, Steven, Crystal, Heather, Matthew, Bridget, Reva, Kayla, Deidre, Gabriel, Ashley, Terry Ray Jr., Alexis, Jacob, Lea, and Paige.
Great-nieces and great-nephews, Gwyneth, Jaime, Belle, Sophia, Fredrick Ryan, Kevin Rusty, Kyndrah, Colin, Carson, Kyle, Kinlynn, Kayden, Marley, Jaxon, Xavier, Vera, Chloe, Star, Nathan, Katelyn, Kristen, Brian, Stephen, Zena, Belle and Mariya
Royce’s family would like to especially thank Peck Francis and Public Works of Pleasant Point. Pleasant Point Health Center workers: Brian Altvater, Health Director. Victoria Ganz, PA-C from Eastport. Other doctors who made home visits for Royce’s care. Nurse - Annie Apt Brackett, RN. Nurse - Cindy Lewey, C.N.A. Susie Neptune, M.L.T. J.J. Dana for bringing medicine to the house. Pharmacy: Special nephew, Patrick Bassett and Hope Dana. A special “thank you” for Royce’s Home Healthcare workers: Mariah Kirshman and Kamiwan Luszcz-Santos for your love and care for Royce.
To go by Royce’s wishes there will be no funeral service but a “Celebration of Royce’s life gathering” will be held from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 18th at his home at 67 Old Eastport Road in Perry. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the A.L.S. Research Foundation at http://www.alsa.org or www.alsfoundation.org
Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.