'Dean of Equipment' Perkins Dies

'Dean of Equipment' Perkins Dies

Frank A. "Tank" Perkins, athletic equipment manager at Boston College from 1968 until his retirement in 1988, died on April 30 in Newburyport. He was 81.

The athletic equipment room in Conte Forum is dedicated to the affable Mr. Perkins, who was affectionately dubbed the University's "Dean of Equipment" during his tenure.

"A genial and kind-hearted man, 'Tank' Perkins had a genuine fondness for every student-athlete who wore Boston College's Maroon and Gold," reads the dedication plaque in the equipment issue area.

Following funeral services on May 3, Mr. Perkins was interred at Union Cemetery in his hometown of Amesbury. He is survived by two step-daughters and a granddaughter.

-Reid Oslin


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