A Sag Harbor native who grew up on Bridge Street in that village, then married an East Hampton man and lived on Pantigo Road in East Hampton Village, Barbara P. Lester died on Sunday at the Riverhead Care Center. She was 93.
Mrs. Lester worked as a housekeeper for many East Hampton residents, including the actress Dina Merrill, her family said.
She was said to have enjoyed reading, cooking, and embroidery. Travel was also high on her list of pleasures, including several cruises and a trip to Hawaii. Most of all, said the family, she liked to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was born in Sag Harbor on April 26, 1919, to Peter Remkus and the former Petronella Kady, and was educated at the Sacred Heart of Mary School in Sag Harbor.
With her husband, Howard E. Lester, who died before her, she had five children: Howard Lester of Portsmouth, N.H., Margaret Lucyk of Sag Harbor, Peter Lester of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Sandra Dahl of Clinton Township, Mich.; a daughter, Patricia Wynkoop, died before her. Nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive. A brother, Peter Remkus, also died before her.
A funeral Mass was to be said at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor at 10:30 a.m. today. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lester’s family has suggested memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York 10001.