Burton L. Perkins, 83, died May 6, 2010, at his home.

He was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Belfast,a son of Lawrence and Gladys (George) Perkins. Burt worked at Maplewood and Penobscot Poultry companies as a young man. He then became a lobsterman and fished until he finally retired at 78. He also had a passion for Western novels often reading while down at the waterfront. He met many lifelong friends at the waterfront. He loved to hunt, beautify his land, play cribbage, mow the family lawns, ride his ATV and snowmobile and attend public suppers.

He is survived by a son, Jeffrey, and his wife, Suna, of Westminster, Mass.; two grandchildren, A.J. and Kira; a brother, Newell, of Augusta; four sisters, Rita of Peoria, Ariz., Florence of Bangor, Cora of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Priscilla of Leesport, Pa.; his best friend, neighbor and cousin, Wayne; a special sister-in-law, Priscilla Place; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burt was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Phyllis (Gelo) Perkins; and six brothers, Lindsey, Raymond, George, Earl, Gerald and Alan; and a special friend, Alma “Arnie” Merrithew.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, with a celebration of life Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, High Street, Belfast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waldo County General Hospital, Annual Campaign, 119 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.