In Memoriam : Donna Perkins

Donna Perkins Donna S. Perkins - age: 80
(November 04, 1941 to January 29, 2022 )
Resident of Saco, Maine

Visitation Information:
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 11AM at the Advent Christian Church, 503 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton followed by a reception at the mill next door to the church for family and friends to share memories of Donna. Pastor Russell Carle will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either:
American Diabetes Association PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA. 22116-7023 or the The Iris Network 189 Park Ave. Portland, ME 04102

To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit Dennett Craig and Pate Funeral Home in Saco's website:

Saco, Maine – Donna S. Perkins, 80, formerly of Biddeford, passed away on Jan. 29,2022 in Saco, Maine. Donna was born on November 4, 1941, the daughter of late Dorothy (Blanchard) Weeks and Donald Vickerson. She grew up in both Cape Elizabeth and South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School in 1959.

She met the love of her life, the late Carroll Perkins, and married him on Feb. 25, 1961. They were happily married for 52 years. Together they devoted their lives to caring for and raising their daughter, Laurie and son James. For them, this was the most important part of their lives. They both were extremely hard working and would often go to great lengths to ensure their family’s happiness and wellbeing.

Donna was a homemaker and stay at home mom until the children were grown. After that she enjoyed working part-time at Walmart and Kennebunk Nursing Home. She loved: to sing, playing cards and board games, the New England Patriots, the Red Sox, going to the Portland Seadogs baseball games, listening to country music, attending church, watching the birds, dogs, bowling with her friends, camping with her husband in Alton Bay, NH, and going to lunch and movies with her sister always followed with a Blizzard at Dairy Queen.

She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Weeks, her father Donald S. Vickerson; her loving husband, Carroll; and her grandson Bradley Mitchell.

She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Mitchell and her husband James, her son James Perkins and his wife Francys, her sister Susan (Weeks) Mottice and her husband Daryl of Gray, ME; her beloved grandchildren Kimberly Perkins of Dayton, ME and James Perkins of Wakefield, MA.; great nephew Dan Mottice, his wife Nichole, their 2 young boys, and close friends Anne-Marie Valade, Rebecca Breard, and Isolde Cole.

Donna's daughter Laurie and son Jim would like to give special thanks to everyone at Seal Rock Healthcare at Atlantic Heights in Saco for taking such excellent care of her during the 19 months she was a resident.

Donna absolutely cherished her family, and will be greatly missed.

Paula Nichols-Brown - February 21, 2022Contact this person Contact this person
Donna, You were my Mother, Loretta's roommate, but you were her friend. You were my friend. You were my sounding board. You would sit and listen to my deepest dark thoughts. You had the kindest soul and a laugh that was contagious. You and I shared our love of Italian sandwiches with extra olives (not 5 like when I asked for extra) You loved music like I did and we would talk for hours. When it got time for me to leave (before 8 pm), I would give my Mom hugs and kisses and I would say, Donna, see you tomorrow, love you bunches. When my Mom passed in November and I went back to Seal Rock to gather her things, you didn't know my Mom was gone. You asked if I was leaving and heading back to AZ and I said not yet. It was after the holidays, I made one last trip down to see you. We talked as usual and when I left, I told you, I would be in touch. Hugs and kisses and I love you. I left Maine January 4th and I called you the day after I arrived - Jan 12th. We spoke for a long while and you said, Paula don't forget me. I promised I would not. I tried to call you over the weekend, your phone wasn't working and when I found out why it wasn't working, I couldn't just not let Laurie, Jim and your family know just how special you were to me. Thank you for being my friend and my Mom's roommate. Sending lots of love, hugs and kisses - say hi to my Mom for me.


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