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Lucille Contrera

September 13, 1936November 11, 2020
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Lucille Contrera, 84, of Coral Springs, FL, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, was carried away by angels on November 11, 2020. She was born on September 13, 1936 in New York, NY to Frank and Irene Lipari. Lucille loved to dance, and watch Family Feud for Steve Harvey.

She was such a strong woman who raised 7 children and sacrificed so much for them. She had a huge heart and will be dearly missed, especially by her daughter Janet, who took amazing care of her in the last year.

Lucille joined her husband, Jerry Contrera, and son, John, in Heaven and left behind many to cherish her memory. She is survived by her children, Marie Reinertsen (husband, Jim), Marion Meekins (husband, John), Dominick Turzio (wife, Theresa), Anthony Contrera (wife, Robin), Laura Frisone (husband, Vinny), and Janet Contrera (husband, Brian); and sister, Theresa Tanaka. She will be forever loved by her 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, as well as unconditionally loved by her granddaughter, April.

Viewing will be Monday, November 16, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm at Kraeer Funeral Home, Coral Springs. Lucille will be laid to rest with her husband at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.

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Eddie Lanza

November 19, 2020

Grandma,

My sweet pumpernickel rye. The hardest thing in life is to lose the ones you love and you were certainly one that we loved the most. Seeing your little self with the biggest smile was always something I loved too see. The past few years were tough on everyone but only you were experiencing the pain. I find comfort knowing you’re no longer in pain and you’re finally relaxed and free, dancing and shining down on us from above.
You were an inspiration to myself, Lisa and the boys. When family turned there back, you didn’t. When the going got tough, you got tougher. You were never one to be controlled or stand for ones nonsense and I took a lot of the qualities from you. Leo Enzo & Nico will always remember Nanny and they already know you are in heaven dancing with the puppies! I’ll miss you everyday, I’ll love you forever and I’ll make sure Aunt Janet is always happy! That will be a tough task! 😜 but she stepped up for you so i’m going to step up for you.

Love Your grandson,
Eddie

Carolann Riccardi

November 18, 2020

Lucille,
You were a terrific mom-in-law X0X0X0 I'll never forget the salt water taffy you'd bring me from New Jersey because you knew I loved it. And nobody made a better eggplant parmigiana! Rest in peace beautiful soul,
Carolann

Dawn Turzio-Campbell

November 17, 2020

Dearest Grandma,
My favorite and most distinct memories as a child were on 82nd Street at your house. I'm so lucky to have had them because you were the best hostess, a job that Aunt Laura has also come to perfect! The 80's were filled with times on the stoop, under the apricot tree, in your above-ground pool, blowing up the block on July 4th. We played wiffle ball in the street, celebrated holidays in the basement, ate Sunday dinners--oh the *aroma* of the food! We walked up to Aunt Marion's or visited the Pintos (hi Kim!), and bought goodies at the candy store. I remember sitting with Uncle Dom and even Grandpa Jerry, who used to say all the time to my brother, "Hey, Anthony, where's the macaroni?!"
You provided a fantastic collection of memories. You also provided a fantastic group of aunts and uncles to enjoy life with. We all love you. We all miss you. We all celebrate in your honor; something you'd insist on.
Love,
Dawnie

ANTHONY cONTRERA

November 17, 2020

MOM, LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH YOU WILL BE MISSED.IT WAS VERY HARD TO WATCH YOU SUFFER THE WAY YOU WERE.EVEN THOUGH MY HEART ACHES I FIND COMFORT IN THE FACT YOU ARE AT REST NOW AND I KNOW THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR ME AS GRANDMA WAS FOR YOU.RIP LOVE YOU !!!!

Annette Ponenti

November 16, 2020

I have known you for 22yrs, We had some wonderful Holidays and Casino trips together. I will always remember you as a special friend. Rest in peace. Love Annette

Carol Vallaro

November 16, 2020

To the entire Contreras Family, I am so heartbroken for all of you on the loss of Lucille.. I know how much she meant to all of you. I have some wonderful memories of her on 82nd Street and also in Florida, when Marion and I would come down and spend mother's Day with all of you . Those were wonderful days. So talk about her everyday, share the wonderful memories you all had with her and she will always live on in your hearts. RIP my dear friend with all of the other angels and dance on forever.. xoxo

Nicholas Frisone

November 16, 2020

Little grandma, it doesn’t feel real. Every single one of us have lived our whole lives with you on this earth. Even though we were prepared for you to be with god, it’s still a shocking feeling when we think about you not being here with us. You meant so much to everybody. You didn’t have to even say a word. Just seeing you sitting in the little rocking chair rubbing your hands together in silence was so comforting. I’ll miss looking over and seeing you rock 😂. One thing grandma was known for was her little nicknames. I’ll always be your butterball. She was also known for saving everything we gave her. Whether a piece of art, or literally just anything. She had an eye dr appointment card saved in her box that we just found from 10 years ago haha.

Over the past year it’s been very hard to see you and be there for you being that we moved to Naples. I try not to think about it but this makes me sad. I wish I could’ve been there to take you to Charhut like we always used to do.

Im so happy that you were able to meet Natalie. I know the last year was a blur but you got to enjoy her for her first year on this earth. We have the best videos of you holding little tiny Natalie. As she grows up I promise to spread your memory and I’ll make sure she knows exactly how wonderful her grandma Lucille was. I love you so much grandma,

Until we meet again,

Love your butterball, Nicky

Vincent Frisone

November 15, 2020

Grandma,

I miss you so much already. Nothing is going to be the same without you especially holidays and your eggplant parm (which was the best in the world.) I will forever be thinking of all of the times I would come over and watch the Golden Girls while we would drink tea or waking up to you making coffee at the crack of dawn. I know you loved The Carpenters and I will make sure to listen to them more often to help bring me closer to you. You will be forever missed by us all. I love you.

Vinny

Renata Frisone

November 15, 2020

It’s hard to find the words to say just how much grandma will be missed. I’ve never met someone who loves coffee and cookies as much as she did. In the last few times grandma came over she would whisper to me “they won’t let me have more coffee, could you maybe make me one?” And I would giggle and sneak her a second cup of coffee. Grandma was truly one of a kind. Sometimes we would sit and just hold hands and she would smile at me and I’d smile back. It was the best feeling.

My best memory of us is when we told her we were having Natalie and we tried to surprise her with a box and April screamed so loud that she scared her and she threw the box because she thought we were pranking her. We all ended up cracking up and her reaction was great. I’m happy Natalie got to meet her great grandma and I will forever cherish alllll the nicknames she made up for our little potato.

I will forever remember grandma as a dancing queen, if there was music.. she would always be in for some dancing. She was always dressed and always wore her jewelry. She used to let me do her makeup sometimes and you could really tell just how much she enjoyed looking her best. Her nails were always done, her hair always looked good. I’ve always admired her for that, it didn’t matter where she was going, she always looked great.

God has taken her up to heaven now and although she will be so missed here...I know he took all of your pains away. Rest In Peace ❤️ I love you so much and I will never forget you.

Renata

gianna Scala

November 15, 2020

Nanny,
I already miss you so much. I will never forget all the memories we shared like us going on the kings point bus, going to the diner to eat breakfast or you coming over everyday to play with me when I was little. I am so glad I was always able to spend so much time with you. I am going to miss you calling everyone by the silly little nicknames you would come up with. I am so sad that you are not here with us , but I know you are no longer in pain. I love you so much and miss you. Rest In Peace my beautiful nanny ❤️👼🏻

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