Lester Amos Hoysradt

Lester Amos Hoysradt

SALISBURY — Lester Amos Hoysradt, 90, of Undermountain Road, died peacefully in Hospice care on March 7, 2024, in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was a lifelong resident of Salisbury.

Lester was born Oct. 1,1933, at home in Salisbury to Whilhemina (Brazee) and Clayton Hoysradt. He came into this world with very little. He was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School and the school of horticulture at UCONN. A proud Raggie, lifelong gardener, tireless worker, he was the fabric of the town. There was perhaps never a kinder and more generous man. Lester helped people anyway he could, day or night, and was a 25 year Hospice volunteer. A community man, loved by many, he was considered to be the unofficial Mayor of Salisbury. In the 1960s Lester opened Roaring Oaks Florist in Sharon. He was a dog lover. His spot in the back of the church will be difficult to fill.

Lester is survived by his sister Linda Roddy of Leesburg, Florida. He was predeceased by his brother Don “Donny” Hoysradt, and his two sisters Kay Ora “Sis” Baker and Mary Lou Orth.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Salisbury Congregational Church in Salisbury, Connecticut, with a celebration of Lester’s life to follow at the White Hart Inn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Guild, 285 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796.

The Kenny Funeral Home, 41 Main St. , Sharon, has care of arrangements.

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