December 18, 1922 ~ December 8, 2020

Born in: Caledonia, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Lucille Votry

Greece: A. Lucille Votry (nee Preston), known as “Lucy” or “Spike,” passed away just 10 days shy of her 98th birthday on December 8, 2020 at Rochester General Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert J. Votry.  They lived in and around the Batavia area until their retirement where they moved to Greece, NY. Mrs. Votry spent many years as a seamstress for what was then Genesee Memorial Hospital.  She is survived by her children, Virginia Terech of Laurel, MD and Jim Votry of Rochester; grandsons, David Terech and Peter (Heather) Terech; great-grandchildren, Kevin Terech, Matthew Terech, Alexys Terech, and Nicole (Greg) Brunner and their son Daulton; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and close cousins.  Loyal and devoted, there is nothing that she wouldn’t do for any of them.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Lucille’s visitation will be held Thursday August 12th 11AM-12 NOON at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd where her Funeral Service will be held at 12 NOON.  Private interment Grandview Cemetery, Batavia NY.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the University of Rochester Office of Gift and Donor Records 300 East River Road Box 270032 Rochester, NY 14627 in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Visitation: Thursday August 12, 2021 11:00 AM - Thursday August 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: Thursday August 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Lucille Votry 's name.

University of Rochester Office of Gift and Donor Records

300 East River Road Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627

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  1. It is with great sadness that I write . As Preston cousins we were all so close and Lucy and I have hung in there and enjoyed one another’s company. She has been among my last persons to write in long hand to and on a weekly basis the last few years. I am sorry for our loss but believe she is at peace. My prayers are with her family.
    Love, Ruth

  2. Will always remember your laugh. We girls were so fortunate to have such supportive, kind, and loving parents. Be at peace with Bob and your loved ones.

    • Although I know she is happier now; this is sad for the rest of us. I could not have asked for a more caring, protective, kind grandmother in my life and I was blessed that my children got to know her as long as they did. It is painful that she is gone; but it was great to have her in my life.

  3. I worked with Lucille in the Genesee Memorial housekeeping department from 1975 to 1979 when I was transferred to the purchasing department in the hospital. There were four of us who always had coffee breaks and lunch together: Lucille, Jane Laesser, Elsie Pierce, and myself. Lucille was such a talented seamstress. When she was given a request to make something for the newborn nursery, she did it with only the most minimal information. It was a kind of apron that would slip over a nurse’s head and it had three pockets in the front and three pockets in the back so that one nurse could carry six babies at once out of the nursery if there was ever an emergency, such as a fire. I believe she made more than one when the first one was approved. One day when we were talking about sewing clothes she told me that she hated to sew the zippers on her uniforms, but she always figured that her zippers were what made her uniforms unique, even if they were not perfect. We used to have some wonderful conversations during our coffee and lunch breaks. I have thought about Lucille, Jane, and Elsie often during the last few decades – I left the hospital in 1987. They will always be a part of me.

  4. The sweetest person and best aunt ever. So many fond memories of Sunday dinners in childhood and the get-togethers as our parents got older for lunches and holidays. From wedding quilts to our favorite everyday kitchen towels, we have so many handcrafted memories of how her love literally and figuratively sewed the fabric of our lives together. Hers were the only gift boxes shaped like clothes you couldn’t wait to open as a kid. We miss you, Spike. At the same time we are glad you are at peace and can hear you, Uncle Bob and my parents laughing in heaven together again. God must wonder why He ever bothered creating nouns. Our love and prayers go out to all the family.

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