CAMDEN — Kevin Stanley, 53, of Camden, lived his life a sailor, and concluded his final trip around the sun on the 2nd of December, 2019. He was born in Camden, Maine on March 15, 1966, to Charles and Patricia
Kevin’s voyage through life was never meant to be a well-conceived plan, nor was it; he made it up along the way.
One of Kevin’s most cherished memories was fishing at the Grand Banks, at the age of twelve, with his father. Over the years, Kevin would follow in his wake as both a fisherman and a father. Kevin found salt water to be the salve for the abrasions one inevitably acquires on land. He lived his life in memorial to his late father, in both the salt in his veins and the cut of his jib.
Kevin was a man of varied tastes, ranging from the bright and colorful panels of Archie Comics to the dark pages of Stephen King. Kevin left this world with three pearls of wisdom, knowing that God could be found in the words of Jimmy Buffett, that On The Road was the greatest book ever written, and that the heart of a woman can’t resist a man of the sea.
Kevin is survived by the mother of his children, Theresa Deane; their two sons, Keith Perkins and partner, Bernard, Charles W. Stanley; granddaughter, Elathia Latterner; mother, Patricia Stanley; sisters Angela Kissel; Lisa Stanley-Pearse and husband, Shawn; brother Glen Stanley and wife, Tina; nieces Ashley Tibbetts and husband, David, Caileigh McCoy and partner Jason Tucci, Shannon McCoy and partner, Arthur Nerzig, Peyton Feener and fiancé, Randall Clark, Maggie Pearse, Nanci Harriman and husband, Chris; and several aunts and cousins.
Kevin was predeceased by his father, Charles L. Stanley; granddaughter Cecilia Perkins; and nephew, Robert Stanley.
There will be a memorial gathering Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4 - 6 p.m., at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
Private interment will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Knox County Homeless Coalition, P.O. Box 1696, Rockland, ME 04841.
The family would like to thank everyone that tried to help Kevin through life’s difficult journey, but as you’d often hear him say, in the immortal words of Jimmy Buffet – “There’s nothing soft about hard landings.”
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.longfuneralhomecamden.