Alice Tyler Perkins

July 13, 1921
- June 21, 2006

PENOBSCOT AND BAR HARBOR - Alice Tyler Perkins, 84, died June 21, 2006, at an Ellsworth nursing facility. She was born Alice Larned Tyler, July 13, 1921, in North Kingston, R.I., daughter of Nathaniel F. Tyler and Gladys L. Seavey. Alice graduated from North Kingston High School in 1939, as valedictorian of her class. Alice began her career as a bookkeeper in a Rhode Island shipyard. After marrying her husband, Sherman in 1944, she continued that career, serving as bookkeeper and secretary at Connwood Inc. in Rockfall, Conn. She was active in scouting, church and local politics. After retiring in 1985, she and Sherm moved to Penobscot, where she continued her volunteer work at the libraries of the local school and nursing home, and at church. Alice was possessed of a lively wit, with which she leavened her conversation as well as her prolific correspondence with friends and family. Her love of words and wordplay was evident in her speech and in her passions for reading, playing Scrabble, and solving crossword puzzles. She was also an avid Red Sox fan, an inveterate recycler, and a loving homemaker, widely known for her apple pies. She is survived by three children, David and wife, Sandy, of Brownville, Linda and husband, David, of Trenton and James and wife, Jeanne, of Bar Harbor; two sisters-in-law, Justine Roth of Bloomfield, Conn. and Priscilla Tyler of Hamilton, Ohio; six grandchildren, Heather, Airdrie and Alexandra McLean and Jacob, Isabella and Katherine Perkins; one great-grandchild, Phoebe Dean; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Sherman H. Perkins; and two brothers, Earl and Robert Tyler. A memorial celebration of her life will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, with the Rev. Sandra Reed officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Activities Fund, Colliers Nursing Home, Ellsworth, the Peno°>Ãwxë bscot Consolidated School Library, Penobscot, Island Connections, Bar Harbor or the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Bar Harbor.

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