Perseverancia “Percy” V. Sears, age 76, of Rome, passed away on October 28, 2021 at Rome Health, after a brief illness.
Percy was born in Ormoc, Philippines on September 13, 1945 to the late José and Marina Macalalag Viros. She graduated from the University of the East in Manilla, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. On October 27, 1970, she was united in marriage to Edward Sears. Upon moving to Rome, she worked as a teacher, and as a tailor at Griffiss AFB. She became a small business owner of Superior Dry Cleaners and co-owned Percy's Variety store with her husband, Ed. Prior to retirement, she worked as a florist.
Percy loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking, gardening, singing at church and making pillows and quilts for the many craft shows she and Ed would attend.
Percy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ed; her daughters, Marina (Chris) Dulin of PA, and Trisha (Ryan) Schultz of NV; three grandchildren, Caitlin, Jack, and Ryder; two sisters, Marietta Reamillo, and Teresita Samonte; a brother, Rudy Viros; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, José Jr. and Romeo Viros.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Rome Dialysis Center, Marissa Amuso Bolivar and especially Kim Amuso, a devoted caregiver.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Woodgate Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.