Obituary: Mrs Doreen Joyce Perkins

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Mrs Doreen Joyce Perkins, of Wainfleet Road, Boston, has died at home. She was 87.

Born in Ancaster, she had lived in the area since 1958.

A widow, she is survived by daughter Jane Graupp, sister Ruby Munton, brother Ray Bush, and nephew Alan Dennis.

On leaving school Mrs Perkins worked at Sharpes Seed firm in Sleaford, and Halls shop in Ancaster. She then helped her mother to look after relatives, doing housework. She later worked for Fred Grant and Company at Frieston and then for Ghislane Grant, Frieston until she retired.

During her working life she also partnered her husband who was a qualified dance teacher.

Mrs Perkins enjoyed gardening, nature, needlework, quiz shows, bingo, jigsaws and car boot sales. She also enjoyed watching all sports on television - including golf, darts, tennis and football. She was a great baker, making cakes for people to enjoy.

Mrs Perkins was keen on travel and adventure and she toured the United States four times.

The funeral service was held at Boston Crematorium, officiated by Andrew Key.

Family mourners included: Jane and Norman Graupp, Alan and Gillie Dennis, John and Andrew, Geg Bratton and Sheila Perkins, David Bratton, Colin Bratton, Roger Bratton, Johnny Bratton and Stephen Perkins, Ian Bratton, Jayne and Jak, Ann and Mick Butters, Alison and Rich Weldon, Lisa and Luke Bratton, Josh Bratton, and Tracy and Anita. Her sister and brother were unable to attend due to ill health.

Funeral arrangements were by F. E. Addlesee and Son, Castle Street, Boston.