DONALD PERRIN SR. (06/03/2004)
ISLAND FALLS - Graveside committal services for Donald Perrin Sr. will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2004, at the Island Falls Cemetery with the Rev. James Flye officiating. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.
PERRIN Sr., Donald Herbert, 87, of Dade City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Dade City. He was born January 27, 1916 in Sherman Mills, Maine, and retired after 20 years of service from SACS as a busdriver. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1934 and the University of Maine in 1939. He was employed by the University of Maine and the Research Seed Program at Orono and Presque Isle, Maine. In 1941, he was instrumental in establishing the research program in Homestead, Fla. He farmed in Sherman for 39 years, and was a 60-year member of the Island Falls Masonic Lodge. Above all, he enjoyed his family and friends. He enjoyed his time at the camp at Mattawamkeag Lake, fishing, golfing, and gardening. He was also an accomplished pianist. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Perrin of Dade City and Island Falls, Maine; six children, Judy and Harold Milson of Dundee, Fla., Don and Sandra Perrin Jr. of Dade City and Island Falls, Maine, Margaret and Steven Gadrea of LaGrange, Maine, Virginia Thomas of Vero Beach, Fla., Victoria Perrin of Veazie, Maine, and Stephen Perrin of Houlton, Maine; one sister, Shirley Merrill of Patten, Maine; one brother, Carl Perrin of Sherman, Maine; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 1) at Hodges Family Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday (today) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in his name to Hernando-Pasco Hospice 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541. HODGES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME DADE CITY, FLORIDA 352-567-0000 http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.com
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 31, 2003
Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin Perrin
1914–2010 (m. 1940)
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