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Lucy A. (Lestardo) West

May 15, 1943 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 78)

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Lucy A. (Lestardo) West, 78, of Newark, Delaware peacefully passed away with loved ones by her side on Thursday, May 12, 2022.  Born in Wilmington on May 15, 1943, she was one of five children of the late Eugene G. and Lucy E. (Steele) Lestardo.

Lucy was raised in Christ Our King Parish in Wilmington.  She was a proud graduate of Padua Academy and the University of Delaware, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in French.  She met her husband, H. Clay West, on a blind date at Bethany Beach, and the two were married for 40 years until his passing on May 28, 2008.  

Always passionate about education, Lucy was a teacher at St. Anthony of Padua Grade School until starting her family.  She then became a loving and devoted homemaker, but kept her hand in education as a substitute teacher at various schools, including Holy Angels Grade School.  She was a longtime member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. Lucy made family the center of her life, and in recent years enjoyed spending time and socializing with her sisters, Joan and Clare, and her sister-in-law, Franny.  

Lucy is survived by her children, Lucy E. Bursler and husband Joseph, Harry J. West and wife Margaret, and Carol M. Jones and husband Todd; her grandchildren, Joseph Jr., Caroline, and Andrew Bursler, Evan and Nathan West, Vivian and Elliot Jones; her sisters, Joan Miller and husband Howard, and Clare Flaherty; her brother, Joseph Lestardo; and her sister-in-law, Frances Lestardo. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and treasured lifelong friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lucy was predeceased by her brother, Eugene “Jerry” Lestardo.

Family and friends are invited to visit at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th & DuPont Streets, Wilmington on Monday, May 23 from 9:30-10:45AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM, immediately followed by interment in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lucy may be made to Padua Academy, 905 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 (www.paduaacademy.org).

 

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Services

Viewing
Monday
May 23, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
901 N. DuPont Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
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Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
May 23, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
901 N. DuPont Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Guaranteed delivery before the Mass of Christian Burial begins

Interment following Mass
Monday
May 23, 2022

Cathedral Cemetery
2400 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805

Donations

Padua Academy
905 N. Broom Street, Wilmington DE 19806
Web: https://www.paduaacademy.org

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