David C. Perkins


CUMBERLAND - David C. Perkins, 87, of Chebeague Island died Tuesday at his residence.

He was born in Portland, a son of David E. and Katherine Sunbury Perkins, attended local schools and was a graduate of Watertown (Mass.) High School.

In 1931 Mr. Perkins graduated from Bowdoin College and in 1933, received his master's degree in English from Harvard. He attended Harvard Law School for one year. During his college years he lived with his parents in Lowell, mass.

Mr. Perkins worked for New England Telephone from 1937 to 1974, beginning in sales and retiring from financial analysis and public affairs.

During World War II, he served in the Navy and attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

He was a high ranking tennis player in New England during most of his life, achieving No. 1 status in singles and doubles in the Super Senior Division for four years from 1988 to 1991.

Mr. Perkins and his wife spent winters for 25 years in Siesta Key, Fla. From 1948-65 they lived in Belmont, Mass., residing in Lynnfield, Mass., from 1965 to 1974, when they moved to Chebeague Island.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Eleanor Joann Sullivan Perkins of Chebeague Island; a son, Dr. David G. of Andover, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy-Page) Harvey of Pittsfield, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy Miner of Lakeville, Conn.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Parish Hall on Chebeague Island. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Chebeague Island Methodist Church. Burial will be on the island. Arrangements are by the Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland.

(If desired memorial contributions may be made to Chebeague Island Rescue, c/o Lewis Ross, RR 1 Box 4, Chebeague Island, ME 04017 .)


(Copied from the Portland Press Herald, April 25 1997 )