Lucy Marie DeFazio, 97, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of West Orange, New Jersey, was born on Oct. 27, 1920 in West Orange, NJ. She died on Sat., June 16, 2018, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Lucy was the oldest of three children of Cosmo Edward and Congetta LaDonne DeFazio. Lucy worked as an inspector at MGM Record Company for 30 years. She also used to make airplane parts for the war.
Lucy and her sister, Philomena or Nan, lived with each other for 92 years. They loved to sew gowns and make Christmas stockings together. Lucy said Nan knew how to do almost anything, and Nan loved to cook for Lucy. Nan passed away in 2015. Their brother, Edward, lives in Florida.
Some of Lucy's favorite childhood memories were playing with dolls, swinging, and wading in the brook that was close to her house. Lucy attended school in West Orange, NJ, until the 10th grade. Lucy never had any long-term pets, but did have had a puppy for two days and said it cried for two straight days, so her mother decided to give it away.
Lucy was never married and had no children. Lucy loved children, especially her nieces and nephews.
For past time Lucy bowled on two leagues. Her family was important and were very close, spending time together often. Her favorite holiday was Christmas with family gift exchange. She was of the Catholic faith.
Her brother, Edward DeFazio, survives, along with nieces and nephews.
She was buried in Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, beside her sister.