Barbara P. Lester, a resident of East Hampton for 60 years, died at the Riverhead Care Center on January 27. She was 93 years old.
Born in Sag Harbor on April 26, 1919, she was the daughter of Peter and Petronella (Kordy) Remkus. Mrs. Lester, who grew up on Bridge Street in Sag Harbor, was a housekeeper for many families in East Hampton, including the actress Dina Merrill, for whom she worked for over 40 years.
A graduate from the Sacred Heart Academy in Sag Harbor, she liked to read, cook and embroider. She also enjoyed traveling, especially her trip to Hawaii, going on cruises and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Lester was predeceased by her husband, Howard E. Lester, Sr., and a daughter, Patricia Wynkoop, of Wading River, L.I. She was also predeceased by brother Peter Remkus of Sag Harbor.
She is survived by sons Howard Lester of Portsmouth, N.H. and Peter Lester of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; daughters Margaret Lucyk of Sag Harbor and Sandra Dahl of Clinton Twp., Mich.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Charles, Peter and David Wynkoop; Michelle Schiavoni; Edward Lucyk; Jason and Ashley Lester; and Jeff and Greg Dahl. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30. A funeral Mass will be held today, Thursday, January 31, at St. Andrews Church, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Alzheimers Research, PO Box 30783, Tucson, AZ, 85751.