Peter B. Perkins

Peter B. Perkins, 79, of Mattapoisett died March 8, 2014 peacefully at Our Lady’s Haven.

He was the husband of the late Sandra W. (Kuechler) Perkins.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Edwin L. and Clara (Tinkham) Perkins, he was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett.

He was a lifetime member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church.

Mr. Perkins was the proprietor of Edwin L. Perkins Plumbing and Heating. He was also the gas inspector for the Town of Mattapoisett and the gas and plumbing inspector for the Town of Marion. Marion honored him with a tree planted at town hall at his retirement for his many years of service.

Mr. Perkins served as a volunteer fireman with the Mattapoisett Fire Department. He was a member of the Pythagorean Lodge A.F. & A.M. and the Machacam Club, and a member and board member of Mattapoisett Historical Society.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Perkins was a proud Mattapoisett native who enjoyed Mattapoisett Harbor, lobstering, scalloping and boating. He enjoyed sharing his love of the harbor with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his son, David Perkins and his wife Bodil of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Heidi Zenie and her partner Charles Demorest of Killingworth, CT; a sister, Ann Briggs of Mattapoisett; 5 grandchildren, Peter, Haakon and Adam Perkins, Katelyn and Matthew Zenie.

He was the brother of the late Ruth Heath.

His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM in the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Historical Society, P.O. Box 535, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For on-line guestbook, please visit

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