Edith C. Perry “Boogie”, of York, ME, passed away on Saturday May 23, 2020 at the age of 60. She was born in Wilmington, DE on February 6, 1960. Edith is the youngest daughter of Fairfield G. Coogan, whom she cared for over the past 10 years, and Edith G. Coogan (Park) who predeceased Edith in 2004. Edith is survived by her father Fairfield and her three sisters Josephine of Gardiner, ME, Amy of York, ME and Elizabeth “Betsy” of York, ME. She leaves behind her four children that meant the world to her; Jennifer Bridges (Lequin) and her husband Casey Bridges of York, ME, Susannah Elizabeth Walker (Chevalier) and her husband Eric Walker of Kittery, ME, her son D. Louis Chevalier of Bella Vista, AR, and her youngest daughter Natalie Perry of De Leon Springs, FL. She had seven grandchildren Brett, Carly, Ava, Connor, Molly, Jack and Susannah, who she also loved and adored. She preferred for them to call her “Boogie” or “Grandma Boogie”. To all who knew her she didn’t go by Edith. To her friends she was Edie, but to her best friends she was Boog. And if you did call her Boog, chances are she had a nickname for you, too. Afterall, the best friendships do come with nicknames. Edie had so many friends that loved her. Her door was always open to them. Seriously, I don’t think we even knew where the house key was for 25 years! Her friends called her “One of a Kind”, Special, that she had amazing energy and was full of life and love and kindness. She shared at least one lifelong lasting memory with each and every one of her friends. Edie loved the outdoors. She enjoyed running. If you’re a local, chances are you drove by her on one of her many 13-mile jogs through town. She loved animals. If she saw a puppy it would have most likely ended up going home with her. Edie was very compassionate. She saw the beauty in everything and had a way of making you feel so good even if it was the worst of days. She soaked up the sunshine every chance she had. If the sun was shining then she was outside with her face lifted high and her eyes closed, even in the winter. She enjoyed spending time at the beach and hiking around Mt. A in her younger years. Edie loved her garden, as well. She is remembered for working in her garden or walking her father’s dog, Buttercup. She’d work in the dirt all day and when someone would stop by, she’d encourage them to, “Go look in the garden!’. Edie was never average or subtle, she didn’t blend in. She had a powerful presence. Everything had to be the best. If she were to cook a holiday meal it would be a feast, food galore. Tea time was the most elegant. If she threw you a birthday party you started your day being woken up by her singing back up to The Beatles “Birthday” song, friends and gifts everywhere and ending it with a homemade cake just for you. And Christmas time lasted forever with music and lights and movies all season long. Her outfits, jewelry and HAIR (the friends know) had to be perfect and she wasn’t complete without a splash of Chanel *5. Edie may have left this world early but the memories of her will carry on forever. She’d want her family and friends to remember all the good times and hold on to them. Think of her bright smile and let it bring a smile to your face. Remember her laugh. And the next time the sun is shining, close your eyes, lift your face towards the sky and say “Hi Boog”. Lucas-Eaton Funeral Home will be assisting the family.
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