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Royce D. Perkins
April 4, 1955 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Royce D. Perkins, 68, of York, Maine, passed away suddenly last Wednesday evening January 24, 2024. Royce was a United States Army Sergeant Veteran that lived in Germany for two years post Vietnam. Royce affectionately loved his friends and family and had a wonderful sense of humor. He lived a simple and yet complex life with a big heart. His presence and laughter was contagious, always loving all the twists and turns of life.
Sadly, 20 years ago Royce began a series of dialysis treatments and yet continued to bear a smile and a positive attitude. He went to the Fresenius Kidney Care center several times a week. The nurses were always happy to see Royce. Chou, Carol, Michelle, Deb, Ginny, Emelie and all the other fantastic staff that cared for Royce, Thank you for all you do.
For the past 20 years he lived with his good friend Antoinette Ford and her daughter Alex. He moved in shortly after Antoinette’s husband Dewey passed away and she is forever grateful for the way Royce lifted her and her daughter up even in his own time of struggle. Royce was a selfless and jolly individual, loved by many friends, family, and people in his community. Royce’s best friend was Tom Chase. Over 30 years ago Royce built a camp in York where he spent much of his time. Tom would bring him wood and visit with him frequently.
Royce was a true friend and never showed any signs of struggle. He was a very intelligent and infectious mind that believed in freedom and strength. His favorite phrase was, “Everything is great”; always turning the negatives in life into positives. He is survived by his sister Teresa and her husband Shawn, his mother Ursula, and his two nephews Garrett and Christopher. He will be greatly missed as this community mourns the sudden loss of this very special man. We love you Royce, may you rest in peace.