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Gioia, Lucy October 29, 1936 - September 11, 2023

Mass: 10:30 am, Saturday September 16, 2023 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Lucy Martello Gioia, 86 passed away peacefully at home on the morning of September 11. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lucy raised her children in Mt Vernon before moving to Somers. Lucy was the administrator of Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation for 30 years until her retirement in 2008. Lucy enjoyed travel, arts and fine dining. She was an animal lover with several rescue pets over the years. She is survived by her daughter, Vivienne Gioia-Wakefield, son in law Steven Wakefield, son Christopher Gioia and his partner Ivan Valdespino. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Saturday September 16 at 10:30am followed by the burial service.


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    Maria Carlino says

    We will miss Aunt Lucy. She was fun. We enjoyed many good times at her home. She was a good cook/baker and made great coffee. Sal loved her fruitcake. She loved having music in the background and loved her home when she entertained.. She is forever In our hearts and mind.

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      Christopher Gioia says

      So many great memories ❤️

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    Simone Rene says

    Thank you for all your kindness.

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    Shelley Simmons says

    I am so sorry for your family. Your mom was a sweet, caring, adorable person. I remember her warmth, humor and big heart. She will always be remembered by everyone she knew, and she will be greatly missed.

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