David B. Perkins, 69, the husband of Maureen E. (Rogers) Perkins, died peacefully in Haverhill with his loving family by his side.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Sophie E. (Vergas) Perkins Ouellette of Haverhill and the late Kenneth K. Perkins. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1968. He attended Fitchburg State with a major of Electrical Engineering. Perkins served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He was very active in the Sagahew Masonic Lodge in Haverhil and involved in many veteran organizations including VFW Post Lance Corporal Richard O. DeMarais of Bradford, the Wilbur Comeau American Legion of Haverhill, served as Vice Commander in DAV Hannah Duston Chapter of Haverhill and the Knight Templar in Haverhill and Newburyport. He was also a member of the Shriners of Wilmington and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Haverhill. He enjoyed fishing, skiing and made friends wherever he went. Known as a true patriot who loved his country, Perkins will be remembered as a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his loving wife Maureen, he is survived by his children Nathan R. Perkins and Jonathan D. Perkins of Haverhill; Rebecca A. Perkins and Matthew Rawding of Epping, N.H.; his mother, Sophie Perkins Ouellette of Haverhill; his mother-in-law Connie Rogers of Haverhill; brother Timothy N. Perkins and his wife Donna of Haverhill; sister Linda V. Mulligan and her husband Frank of Dover, N.H.; sister-in-law Attorney Kelly Spencer and her husband Michael of Haverhill; sister-in-law Kathleen Keefe and her husband Brian of Atkinson, N.H,; six grandchildren, Kayla, Travis, Matthew, Jack, Lukas and Alexandria Perkins; aunts Gladys Bruce, Thelma Perkins and Mary Perkins, all of Haverhill; his devoted dog, Mason; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Matthew Perkins and father-in-law John Rogers.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, Nov. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 217 Main St., Haverhill at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Haverhill’s Linwood Cemetery on John Ward Avenue.