Barbara ‘Barkie’ Perkins

Barbara (Espie) “Barkie” Perkins, of Nashua, died peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital on February 7, 2018 surrounded by her family.

She was born in Concord, MA, a daughter of the late James and Lucy (Crocker) Espie Jr.

Mrs. Perkins was the wife of Richard Perkins.

Barkie is remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was full of love, loved to travel, garden and cook. Barkie loved to entertain and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed being outside and looking to the sky for birds and the stars. Barkie always offered her help to anyone who needed it and loved to make people laugh. She loved a good glass of wine to go with her stories. She was very involved with Troop 19, BSA in Nashua, serving as their treasurer and a merit badge counselor for many years.

Besides her beloved husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Gregory Perkins; her granddaughter, Aimee Perkins; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary “Mickey” and John Hurley, and Sandra and David Pratt; her brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Cindy Espie; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Malcolm J. and Jean Perkins, and Brian and Celeste Perkins; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

SERVICES: Visiting Hours and A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at 5:00 PM at the conclusion of her celebration of life. Following cremation, interment prayers will be held at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation in her memory to the Erica’s Run (, the Fisher House for Veterans ( or the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (

The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock Street, Nashua is assisting with arrangements,, (603) 883-3401. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”