Vicki J. Lee was a strong-willed woman with a kind and open heart. Despite not having much, she was incredibly generous. She would do anything for anyone, even if it meant giving you the last of something in her house. Vicki was also strong in her faith and loved the Lord. She prayed often and honestly. She was also known for her goofy sense of humor.
One of the most critical aspects of Vicki’s life, other than her faith, was her family. Vicki adored her family. A Buffalo native, Vicki was one of the late John and Betty’s ten children. Vicki’s own family would begin with the birth of her first two daughters: Candice and Cari. Her family would grow when the three moved into an apartment above the sister of Robert Lee. The pair would begin talking and sending time together. Robert or “Bob” would quickly fall in love with Vicki’s big heart, and the pair would marry on December 14, 1972. Vicki and Bob were best friends, and he always would say that Vicki saved his life. Sharing almost 48 wonderful years, Bob would embrace Candice and Cari as his daughters. The couple would also welcome four other children; Kaycee, Christa, Robin, and Grant. Vicki was a great mother and caretaker. She was non-judgmental and a peacekeeper. The kids once submitted her for Mother of the Year by writing an essay, and she won. While they didn’t understand the true impact at the time, Vicki always cherished wearing her crown and sash that day. Her family soon grew the addition of nine grandchildren. She even raised her granddaughter Kaelyn and grandson Robbie.
When not raising her family, Vicki had various hobbies and activities she enjoyed. One could often find Vicki searching through thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales for the best deals on everything. She was thrift and knew how to make things anew, which she taught her children and grandchildren. Her trips also included searches for Donald Duck merchandise as she was an avid collector. Her home had cabinets upon cabinets full of Donald Duck figurines and collectibles. Vicki also enjoyed keeping a clean house, gardening, and cooking for big family events, especially Christmas. She always made sure everyone had a gift for the holiday.
Vicki will be remembered for her kind and loving heart.
Lee, Vicki (nee Anticola) of West Seneca, NY passed away into the loving arms of the Lord on April 1, 2021. Beloved wife of Robert Lee; loving mother of Candice Failing, Cari Lee Wojcik, Kaycee (Miles) Minnick, Christa (Keith) Swartz, Robin (Frank) Cuvelier, and Grant Lee; devoted grandmother of Josh, Allison, Madison, Ryan, Victoria, Kaelyn, Zoey, Robbie, Sadie, and Ethan; dearest daughter of the late John and Betty Anticola; loving sister of John (Sue) Anticola, Kathy (George) Reinard, Judy (the late Walter) Leasure, Rick (Maureen) Anticola, Michelle Anticola, Bonnie (Dennis) Klaczyk, Betsy (the late Randy) Wheeler, Sharon (Jim) Difillippo, and Ed (Jackie) Anticola; also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday 4-7PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224. A Celebration of Life will follow. In keeping with the health and safety of friends and family, please wear a mask and maintain social distance. Capacity restrictions may cause delayed entry. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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