EXETER & DEXTER - Vivian Perkins, 86, died August 26, 2017 at her daughter and son in law's Exeter residence. \n\nShe was born March 21, 1931 in Exeter, a daughter of Homer and Josephine (Reynolds) Parker. She worked at Dexter Shoe for many years and also drove a school bus for the Dexter school system for many years. \n\nShe was a member of the Charleston Church and belonged to several senior citizens clubs. Vivian enjoyed knitting hats for premature babies and making quilts for Mayo Regional Hospital. She also made many mittens for her many grandchildren and enjoyed dancing and playing cards. She also enjoyed gallivanting and going out to dinner.\n\nShe is survived by 4 daughters, Estelle and husband Monty Rowe of Corinth, Julie Washington of Dexter, Lisa Pelletier of Passadumkeag, and Mary and husband Ron Sweet of Exeter; 21 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.\n\nVivian was predeceased by her first husband Clayton Ambrose, 2 brothers, Vertner and Ernest Smith, a daughter, Susan and husband Carroll Emery, a grandson Joseph Sweet, and a great grandson Mason Barriault.\n\nThe family would like to thank all of the hospice workers who made her as comfortable as possible and assisted them in her final days.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 1 P.M. Wednesday, August 30th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, with Pastor Matthew Ward officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. \n\nMemorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.