Phyllis Jean Perry
August 12, 1939 - January 14, 2023
Phyllis was born in Lake Placid, NY to John and Joyce (Sibley) Wilson. She was one of 9 children. The majority of her 83 years were spent residing throughout the "North Country;" from Crown Point, NY to Vergennes, VT where she lived a quaint and comfortable life. She passed away peacefully at Glens Falls Hospital.
Phyllis was outspoken, blunt, and shrewd. She carried herself with a take it or leave it attitude, but she also loved. She was human.
Phyllis had her flaws. She battled her demons and was victorious. She turned to a life of sobriety for over three decades. She persevered for not only herself, but for those close to her as well.
Phyllis loved frogs. Her home was abundantly showcased with her affection of them. Phyllis loved ceramics and knitting. She crafted and painted her creations with elegance and grace. She often bestowed her creativity as gifts for her family. Anything from scarves, mittens, dish clothes, and the most delectible chocolate fudge. But don't be fooled... she also liked to play cards and gamble. She had the luck of the draw and the poker gods were forever in her favor. Camping, fishing, and gardening were also extensive hobbies that also defined her. Her famous Round Pond spaghetti dinners and breakfast pancakes will never be forgotten. She was everyone's "Grandma" when she was at camp.
Most of all she loved her family. She loved her 3 children. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved being true to herself... and her family loved her for that. She gave all the love she could give and it was enough. In the end her heart was full. It didn't need another beat.
Phyllis is survived by her children Connie (Widow of Brad) Smith, Joyce (Widow of Scott) Beauchamp, and Gary (Laurie) Drake; sister Betty (Sam) Scozzafava, brother Eugene (Sharon) Wilson. She had 8 beloved grandchildren and 15 beloved great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was married to Charlie Drake Jr. and Carl Perry Sr. She is predeceased by her longtime companion Leonard Jerome.