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Raymond "Pete" D. Perkins, 93, of Clintonville, N.Y., died peacefully in his home on Nov. 29, 2017. Son of Reverend Manulis M. and Lula (Havens) Perkins, he was born and raised in Clintonville, N.Y. Pete graduated from Keeseville High School. In his early years, Pete worked as a logger. He then went on to work as a Correctional Officer, working most of his years at Dannemora Correctional Facility. Additionally, he owned and operated in partnership with his dear friend, Gordon Elliott, Perkins and Elliott General Contracting for a number of years. Pete spent almost 70 years married to his loving wife, Eleanor, in Clintonville, where they lived and raised their four children. Pete was an avid Yankees fan, but a lover of all sports, country music, and radios. He loved hunting, fishing, and made many memories with his wife, Eleanor, and family at their camp on Trout Pond. Pete never hesitated to get outside and play with his children and grandchildren; teaching them to ride a bike, swim, play ball, or attend countless sporting events - he loved to be engaged. He was quick with a joke and truly enjoyed to make people laugh.
Pete is survived by his three children and their spouses, Pamela (Perkins) and her husband William Brumgard of Clintonville, N.Y., Raymond "Toby" Perkins and his wife Donna of Clintonville, N.Y., Patricia (Perkins) Gero and her husband Michael Smith, of Clintonville, N.Y., his grandchildren Stephen Webre, Debra (Brumgard) Moran, Susan Brumgard-Johr, Jody Roy, Gina Roy, Raymond "Dave" Perkins, Jennifer Gero, Heath Perkins, Kristen Perkins, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Pete is predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, his daughter, Susan (Perkins) Webre, a brother, Richard Perkins, and his sisters, Marion (Perkins) Jock and Mildred "Millie" (Perkins) Bombard.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7th, 2017, at the Clintonville Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the VFW in Keeseville, N.Y.
Donations in Pete's memory can be made to Hospice of the North Country.
Published on December 1, 2017
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