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Florence R. Perkins, 89, of Seabrook, died peacefully at Portsmouth Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Born in Newmarket on June 12, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Victoria (Pusz) Zych. She attended schools in Durham and Newmarket. Florence worked at UNH at Nesmith Hall Entomology then Sam Smith’s Shoe Co. in Newmarket where she met her late husband, Harry Perkins. They married April 10, 1948, and lived in Newmarket for six years before moving to Seabrook. Together they operated Ma Perkins Country Store and Smithtown Post Office, where Harry was the Postmaster and Florence was the Substitute Clerk.
After retirement Florence enjoyed working in her home and caring for her children. Her leisure time was spent playing cards, the organ, accordion, going to movie theaters and Seabrook Beach. She loved nature and all its beauty and wonders.
Florence loved this quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done.”
Survivors include her two sons, Ronald Perkins and his wife, Marcia of Plum Island, Mass., and Harry “Doug” Perkins of Seabrook; two grandsons, Nicholas and Max; sister, Jean Provost of Dover; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Bonnie; two brothers, Chester and Alfred; and sisters, Isabella LaRose and Helen Loranger, Florence’s twin.
A celebration of Florence’s life will be held at the Trinity United Church Parish House, 29 Main Street in Seabrook, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals NH, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH 03103. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Florence’s memorial website, sign her tribute, or for directions.
Published on  November 13, 2017
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