Betty Kathleen Lucia, 92, of Altona, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 after a time of declining health with her family by her side.
She was born in Champlain, NY on October 22, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Rayaw (Baker) Pepin.
A graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Class of 1948, she married Leward E. Lucia at St. Patrick’s Church in Rouses Point on October 31, 1959. She retired in 1989 as the Recording Clerk for Clinton County. She was a devoted communicant of Holy Angels Church in Altona and worked for many years at parish events. In December 2013, Pope Francis bestowed upon her the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice cross for her service in the Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leward; her children, David and Laurie Lucia, Bishop Douglas Lucia, Ann and Barry Chauvin, and Paul and Krista Lucia, and her grandchildren, Adam Lucia and his wife Kathryn, Nicholas Lucia and his fiancé Brianna, Ashley Wahl, and Brittany Lucia. Surviving, as well, are her siblings, Shirley Hyde, Howard Pepin, Joan St. John, and Kenneth and Vicki Pepin; her sisters-in-law, Irene Young, Marie LaValley, and Ella Lucia, and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Theresa and Richard Naro. She is survived also by her aunts, Theresa Fitzgerald, Bernice Trottier, Marion Burdo, and Vivian Fournier, along with nieces and nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother, Henry; brothers-in-laws, Charles St. John, Harold Hyde, Herman LaValley, Donald Lucia, and Donald Young; sister-in-law, Patricia Pepin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Doris Goodrow, Roger and Hildred Lucia, and Dolphus and Bessie Lucia.
Calling hours will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh on Thursday, March 11, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Angels Church in Altona on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:00 am with her son, the Most Rev. Douglas J. Lucia, Bishop of Syracuse, as principal celebrant, and with the Most Rev. Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg, as homilist. Due to COVID-19 masks are required for both the calling hours and the Funeral Mass.
Spring burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery in Altona.
Betty’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page, beginning at 10:50 am on March 12, 2021.
Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, 214 Caroline Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. Online condolences are at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com