Mary (Marylena) Perkins, 85, died peacefully Oct. 21, at her son’s house in Searsport. She was born in Stockton Springs on Dec. 26, 1927, the daughter of Raymond and Marion (Bowden) Morrison. For many years she had been a secretary at the Rackliffe Funeral Home in Belfast. She enjoyed spending time outside caring for her lawn and gardens. She especially loved walking up Fletcher’s Hill to enjoy the wildlife and peaceful atmosphere.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Perkins in 1975; her brother Raymond Morrison; and her beloved cat “Bootsie.” She is survived by two daughters, Debra Clark and her husband Roy, of Fulton, N.Y.; Brenda Hoover and her husband Matthew, of Doniphan, Mo.; her son Craig Perkins and his partner David Thompson, of Searsport; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Jean Perkins, of Owls Head, and Connie Collette, of Belfast; one niece; two nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Grove Cemetery in Belfast. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Waldo County Humane Society, P.O. Box 479, Belfast, Maine 04915. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.