December 6, 1922 ~ September 22, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY

Lucy Marie Giardina

Greece:  passed from this life into eternal life on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at age 98. Lucy was greeted in heaven by her parents, Michele & Concetta (Maida) Giardina; sisters, Angela Mullikin & Helen Wise; brothers, Samuel Joseph(Betty), Anthony Giardina Sr, & nephew Joseph Giardina.

She is survived by the niece she lovingly raised Elizabeth Wise; grandchildren, Nicholas & Kristen Pelliccia; great grandchildren, Vanessa and Steven Villegas; sister in law, Nancy (Samuel) Giardina; cousin, Angela (Frank) Buono; many loving nieces & nephews, as well as great nieces & nephews.

Lucy was the Giardina family treasure. Her great enthusiasm for life was an inspiration to all who knew her. She retired in 1985 from Sybron Corp. after 42 years, helped to raise her grandchildren, retired at age 90 from the Brighton Middle School cafeteria, then volunteered at Unity Hospital for 4 years. She was a sports enthusiast all of her life. Loved the New York Yankees, golf, bowling, & basketball. She traveled the world.

Lucy was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, family, friends, work & activities.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, (October 7th) 9:30 AM at St Lawrence Church.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to, in her memory. 


Service: October 7, 2021 9:30 am

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Burial: October 7, 2021 11:00 am

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. My husband and I met Lucy in 1989 on a trip we took to Italy for our 1st wedding anniversary. We became fast friends and stayed in touch every Christmas with a phone call to catch up on each years adventures. She celebrated the births of our children, we shared stories of our families, favorite recipes and joked about her Yankee and our Red Sox rivalry. She will be dearly missed.
    My sincere condolences to her family that she talked so proudly of.
    Laura Di Salvo🙏🏻

  2. I met Lucy through St Mark’s Seniors group. She was always so kind to me and my husband. Whenever she saw us we were greeted with a big hug and kiss. Lucy would always ask how our son, Jason was, he was deployed many times in the Middle East. Lucy was a genuine, loving lady who will be greatly missed.
    Amazing coincidence, Kristen,her granddaughter, was one of my very favorite students at Odyssey.

  3. Dear family,
    Grandma Lucy, as we were all introduced to Her, became all our beloved grandma. Thanksgiving in Vegas or playing LCR will never be the same. She is one of a kind with such a special sole that touched me deeply. RIP grandma Lucy. We will miss you. Love Debbie and Peter

  4. Lucy lit up the lives of children and teachers at Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton. We are lucky to have known her. Mary Brown

  5. Lucy was the kindest and most young-at-heart person that one can imagine. I first met Lucy through the Woman’s Club of Rochester and for many years we volunteered together with the teen-age residents at the Rochester Psychiatric Center. She related with the patients so perfectly and it was always a joy to be with her. She made that program the success that it was.
    I know how much Lucy loved her family and how she enjoyed going to the kids’ games, practices, shows and all family events. She was such a special person and we were all lucky to know her.
    Love, Shirley Humphrey

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