Sandra J. Percy, 80, Black River

BLACK RIVER, NY — Sandra J. Percy, 80, of Burnup Road, Black River, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

Calling hours will be noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Bruce Funeral Home, 131 Maple St., Black River. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Bishop Douglas Marlow officiating. Burial will be in Black River Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will follow the services at the cemetery at the Black River American Legion.

Born Nov. 11, 1937, in Watertown, the daughter of Omar and Nora Greene Schofield, she graduated from Black River High School.

She married Richard J. Percy of Watertown on May 3, 1958. The couple resided in Black River. Mr. Percy retired form Consolidated Freight Way as a truck driver in 1994 and worked with his sons at Black River Tree Removal. He passed away July 5, 2010.

Mrs. Percy worked in the finance office on Fort Drum as an accountant for several years, retiring in the late 1990s. Following her retirement she was a bartender at the Carthage VFW and at the Van Heuvel II Marina on Lake Bonaparte.

She was a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge and Black River American Legion Auxiliary.

Sandy loved spending time with her family and friends and her unconditional love for her family was amazing. She always had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile to go with it. She enjoyed camping and wintered for many years in Dade City, FL, and summers in Black River Bay, Dexter.

Among her survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Scott Kitto, Pillar Point; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard J. and Louise Percy, Timothy J. and Sue Percy, Rodney P. Percy, all of Black River, and Michael D. Percy, of Dexter; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Richard Percy who passed in 2010, a son, Stephen J. “Bubba” Percy, also passed in 2014.

Donations may be made to the Black River Ambulance Squad.

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