Lester Buck Percy, 85 of Derby, VT passed away on October 2, 2021 in Newport. He was born on May 19, 1936 in Newport, VT to the late George and Georianna (Buck) Percy. On July 19, 1958 he married Jean Swett who predeceased him in 2019.
Lester was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1955 until 1958. He was a self-employed carpenter for many years. Lester and his wife Jean spent many years volunteering to cook for the Girl Scout camp in Derby. He loved doing puzzles, playing cards, cooking, and playing horseshoes.
He is survived by his children: Dennis Percy and his wife Pam Brainard of Derby, VT, Susan Henry and her husband Chris of Hinesburg, VT, Catherine Hartley and her husband Gerry of Fairfax, VT, Mike Percy and his wife Rhonda of Holland, VT, grandchildren Melanie, Tara, Josh, Miranda, Jasmine, Caleb, Joe, Aubrey, Ashley, April, Josh, Kelsey, and Kyran, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, brother David Percy, sisters Dorcas, Donna, Cindy, Betty, Debbie and Dolores. He is also survived by special friends Jesse, Guy, Phyllis, Larry and Caroline, and the family pet "Sweetie" the cat.
He was predeceased by his daughter Belinda Jean Percy, brothers Don, George, Roger, Ron and Gary.
The Percy family would like to say thank you to Dr. Malik, the wonderful staff at North Country Hospital, Dartmouth Medical Center, VNA & Hospice, Karen Robitaille, Susan Kane your love and compassionate care you all gave to our father is truly appreciated and thank you to all who provided meals during this difficult time.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday October 16, 2021 at the Derby Center Cemetery with pastor Mike Haddad and ordained minister Miranda Henry officiating. If friends desire memorial contributions in Lester's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, VT 05855. On-line condolences may be made at curtis-britch.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, & Cremation Service, locally family owned and operated.
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2021.