Gloria Caron Lucey passed-away on September 11, 2016. She was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on July 20, 1928. After her family moved from Bruce, Wisconsin to the Chicago area, she graduated from Maine Twp. High School in Des Plaines, Illinois. In Des Plaines, she met her husband when she sold him a record in a music store. It was love at first sight. While raising three children, she attended and graduated from Slippery Rock College, Summa Cum Laude, then taught English in the Fox Chapel Area School District. Always creative, she used Joni Mitchell to teach poetry. Always determined, she walked the picket lines in Harrisburg for teachers' rights. Friends and family remember her for her gourmet cooking, needlework, love of literature, and gardening as well as her strength, kindness, generosity, gentleness, and graciousness. As a friend said, 'She was a beautiful person both inside and out.' She loved her family and loved her pets. She will be missed.
She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Patrick J. Lucey, her parents, Clifford and Laura (McGinnis) Caron, and her brothers, Ronald and John Caron. She is survived by her three children, Dorian Lucey (Ann) of Gainesville FL , Elizabeth Voltz (David) of OHara Twp., and Charlotte Fleck (Mark) of Bradenton, FL, and her eight grandchildren Brendan (Cynthia) Lucey, Cameron (Janice) Lucey, Christopher (Jennifer) Voltz, Laura (Bryan) Teschke, Ann (Vincent) Sokalski, Susan Fleck, Emma Fleck, and Carrie Fleck, and her ten great-grandchildren Alexander, Benjamin, Liam, Sean, Jack, Jocelyn, Rowan, William, Patrick, and Thatcher, and by her nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Rte. 8, Shaler Twp. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to the Staff Appreciation Fund at Concordia Fox Chapel, the Butler Area Public Library, or the Alzheimers Association.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481
Butler Area Public Library
218 N McKean St., Butler PA 16001
Staff Appreciation Fund at Concordia Fox Chapel
931 PA-910, Cheswick PA 15024