Dorothy M. Lester

Dorothy M. Lester, 77, of Keese Mills Road, Paul Smiths, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her home.

Born in Chazy on Aug. 1, 1935, she was the daughter of Rolla and Alice (Blair) Ero. Dorothy married Clarence Lester on Jan. 29, 1955, at the Malone Methodist Church.

Mrs. Lester had worked at the Stony Wold Sanatorium for a number of years. She later worked as a housekeeper for various area great camps including camp Topridge. Mrs. Lester enjoyed gardening, crocheting, puzzles and especially traveling with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Lester of Paul Smiths; three sons: Steven Lester of Saranac Lake, Wayne Lester and his wife Myra of Paul Smiths, and Clarence Lester Jr. and his wife Lynn of Paul Smiths; two daughters: Jane Lester of Colchester, Vt., and Judy Lester of Paul Smiths; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters: Carl Ero, Lillian Vaughn, Nancy Sorrell, Mary Aubin, Linda Ero, Carol Staley, Roy Ero, Jerry Ero, Donald Ero, Jeannie Staley, Arden Ero, and Denies Ero; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, one son, William Lester, and one brother, Stanley Ero.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Cooper officiating. Burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Paul Smiths in the spring.

Friends wishing to remember Dorothy M. Lester may make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice or Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at