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.