Leslie Dennis Hunton

Published 5:56 am Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Leslie D. Hunton, of Kitty Hawk, died May 30, 2019 after a long battle with renal cancer.

Les was born on January 30, 1949, in Jersey City to Leslie Hunton and Margaret (Durand) Hunton. He attended Jersey City public schools and graduated from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. Les was a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

Les moved to Long Beach Island where he met his wife Deborah Peraria. They were married in Ship Bottom, NJ. He worked in college textbook business with Follett College Book Co. in Chicago prior to moving to Vermont.

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Deb and Les relocated to the Outer Banks in 2016 where they made many friends quickly and are active in All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores.

Survivors include wife Deborah; son James of Phoenix,  Arizona; mother Margaret of Penacook, NH; brother Robert (Laura) Hunton of Concord, NH; sister Linda Hunton Ragusa of Somerset, NJ; brother George (Linda) Hunton of Loudon, NH and other family members.

Les is predeceased by father Leslie B. Hunton and brother in law Carmen Ragusa.

Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores sometime in the fall.

Contributions in Les’ memory can be made to: Albemarle Home Health and Hospice (208 Hastings Lane, Elizabeth City, NC  27909); All Saints Episcopal Church (40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, NC  27949); The Community Church of Huntington (4910 Main Road, Huntington, VT 05462); “The Times INK!” (PO Box 532, Richmond, VT  05477).

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.