December 11, 1927 – March 25, 2019
Yolanda Lucia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 25, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born on December 11, 1927 to Angelo and Antonette Masone in Rochester, PA. She grew up with her nine siblings and eventually moved to Stamford, CT, in the 1930s. She married Anthony Lucia and had three sons: Sal, Tony, and Joe. She was a devout Catholic and believed in helping others however she could.
Her caring nature and endless warmth radiated through all aspects of her life, whether it was spending time with her family and friends, working, volunteering, or bowling. She volunteered for numerous organizations including AmeriCares, multiple soup kitchens, and her beloved church St. Leo’s Parish in Stamford. Her energy and determination carried her through life and encouraged joy wherever she went. She frequently traveled abroad and across the United States, exploring all that life had to offer. She loved her family and made sure they all knew to always be there for each other and to care for one another.
Yolanda joins her husband Anthony in heaven and is survived by her siblings, Sue, Joe, Jerry, and Anthony, three sons, Sal, Tony, and Joe, and seven grandchildren, Christopher, Gregory, Melinda, Kelly, Stephanie, Jillian, and Jacqueline.
Calling hours will be on Friday, March 29, 2019 4-8PM at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT. Saturday a mass will be held at 10AM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT with interment at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Ave, Stamford, CT.
- Calling hours Friday, March 29, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 30, 2019
April 1, 2019
Sal Tony, Joe, and your families our thoughts and prayers are with during this time. Aunt "Linny" as Laura I knew her was a great lady who raised 3 wonderful boys. May she rest in peace.
Robert and Gail Orlando
March 27, 2019
We offer our deepest sympathy to the entire family on the loss of this special person. A great neighbor and adoring friend for forty years, Yolanda (Mrs. Lucia as we all affectionately referred to her as) always had kind words for everyone. She watched our children grow to adulthood, occasionally babysat so we could get a needed break and made sure we all got her delicious homemade cookies at the holidays.
Looking out the window and not seeing her smiling face brought sadness to us all when she moved away two years ago. But now that smile will have to be a lasting memory to cherish. It has been a true privilege to know this wonderful woman who graced our lives since 1976. Sal, Tony and Joe, your mom will have her place in heaven because of the life she lived on earth and the kindness she gave to everyone.
The fond memories are too numerous to share in this space so let's just say that Yolanda is now at peace.
Love always, Gail, Bob, Lisa and Danny Orlando