April 27, 1920 – July 10, 2020
Lucy Baccari (Lucia Vagnone) was born on April 27, 1920 in Settefrati, Italy and passed away on July 10, 2020 at Calvary Hospital (Bronx, NY). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph D. Baccari, her parents Domenico and Antonia (Tamburro) Vagnone, and her siblings Luigi, Michael, Angelina (Frattaroli) and Ralph. Lucy is survived by her children Joseph (Edna) Baccari, and Nancy Ann (Stephen) DiNardo; her grandchildren Joseph (Mette) Baccari, Stephen (Taryn) DiNardo, Nicholas (Kristen) DiNardo; great-grandchildren Miles, Noah, Luca, Stevie, Duke, and Ava; and several nieces and nephews.
Lucy immigrated to America at the age of 16, and married the love of her life (Joseph) in 1946. She worked in various New York City dress factories making military uniforms during World War II, and continued to work in the garment industry as a member of The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) until she retired in 1990. She was a very simple woman who loved life, family, and homemade food. Her trademark dishes were ravioli, pasta (hand-cut to perfection), and Easter/Christmas specialties. It didn’t matter when you came to visit her, she would always put together a beautiful meal. Lucy would love to laugh, dance, sing Italian songs, and play bingo (especially with her great-grandchildren).
Lucy will always be remembered for the unconditional love she gave to her family and friends, kindness to others, her beautiful smile, and her devotion to the Madonna di Canneto (Settefrati). She was a pillar of strength who would lend a hand to those in need, cook a meal, or just listen to a friend. While the last several years of her life were extremely challenging as she battled Alzheimer’s and chronic heart disease, she never complained. She was such a strong woman with a desire to live, laugh, love, and of course sing and eat! In her final months she continued to bring joy to those around her at Calvary Hospital, where she celebrated her 100th birthday.
Our family has wonderful memories that we will treasure forever.
Donations may be made in Lucy’s name to Calvary Hospital (Bronx, NY), and/or the Alzheimer’s Association (Hudson Valley Chapter).
Please keep Lucy in your thoughts and prayers.
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July 14, 2020
I wish I could be there and see all of you and share memories and hugs, unfortunately the distance and Covid pandemic keep me home. In spirit I am with you crying, smiling, laughing and so grateful for Aunt Lucy.
What a rich and wonderful legacy Lucy and her brothers and sisters have given us. I feel so very fortunate and have a richer life because of them.
I have wonderful memories of Aunt Lucy from when I was young. I remember visiting her and my cousins in their home in the Bronx, having extended family picnics at Cove Island, holiday visits...
She and my father Mike were full of incredible stories about Settefrati that I often did not appreciate or believe in my youth. Over the years I have come to understand and appreciate their struggles, courage, generosity, caring and love of family. Aunt Lucy knew what was important in life and how to live fully. She remains in my heart. May she Rest In Peace. Love and hugs to all my extended family.
July 12, 2020
You were a wonderful God mother. I remember you Dad, uncle Ralph reminiscing at family gatherings, God bless you and thank you for everything.
July 12, 2020
Rest peacefully Lucy
Always elegant and kind
You will be missed
Joanne, Joe Jr. And Nick