NORWALK, Conn. - Percy Lee Pride of Norwalk died Aug. 28. He was 65.
Pride was the son of Samuel A. Pride, Sr. and Lucy Oliver Pride. He graduated from Port Chester High School in New York and joined the U.S. Air Force. He was a discharged veteran of the Vietnam War, having served the country four years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked 37 years as a materials handler for CL&P, from where he retired Feb. 1, 2009. He was a member of the Port Chester American Legion.
Pride is survived by his wife, Marguerite Beaumont-Pride, of Norwalk; his former wife, Geraldine Swift-Pride-Dennison; sons, Samuel Pride, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Howard D. Pride, of Naugatuck; four grandchildren; brothers, Coleman Pride (Kathy), Stephen Pride and Francis Pride (Marie); sisters, Pearl Pride, Christine Nicholson, and Cecilia Johnson (Abraham); and many aunts, uncles; nephews, nieces; cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Samuel A. Pride, Jr.
Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 5 in Norwalk’s Hoyt Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 E. Wall St., Norwalk. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. Interment with full military honors will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Alzheimer’s Association, Southwest Regional Office, 607 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 or Masonicare, 535 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.