Lucille was a woman that friends and family could count on. She was the glue that held family together with many fond memories of vacations, barbeques and picnics. Lucille thrived as a homemaker and an amazing home cook with unforgettable meals. Catching Lucille not sharply dressed was a rare occasion, especially for church.
Her family story began on valentine’s day when a gentleman named Edmund approached her and her girlfriend walking home after a show. He offered to give them both a lift home, though when the ladies politely refused, he parked his car and insisted on walking them home. Lucille and Edmund we’re always the life of the party as social butterflies who enjoyed the occasional cocktail.
Edmund’s position as the Plant Manager of the Ford Stamping Plant brought them a life of travel and a brief stay in Liverpool, England. After Edmund’s retirement the two lived in fort Myers, Florida, for 25 years where Lucille enjoyed her favorite hobby of swimming. When the children were young, she would bring them along with the neighborhood kids, down to the beach by Rogers Road. Lucille would swim first, then allow the kids to swim when she could watch everyone. Three to four times a week she would swim a mile and a half, up until she was 85 years old.
Lucille is the dedicated mother of three children, Edmund, Cheryl and Douglas. She is a cherished grandmother of Jessica, Liza, Alan, Matthew, Christopher, Brian, Lindsay, Alexis, and late Nicole. Lucille also has 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She will be dearly missed by her loving family but the comfort of knowing that she and Edmund are finally back together again, brings tears of comfort to many.
Okie, Lucille V. (nee Dropik) October 7, 2019 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of late Edmund Okie; devoted mother of Edmund (Judy), Cheryl (Mark) Patton, and Douglas (Barbara) Okie; cherished grandmother of Jessica, Liza, Alan, Matthew, Christopher, Brian, Lindsay, Alexis, and late Nicole; also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Nativity of Our Lord RC Church on Saturday, November 16th at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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