Obituary of Lucy M. Hankey

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Lucy M. Hankey, 92 of Mill River MA passed away Wednesday December 26, 2018 at her home with her loving family by her side. Lucy was born in Winsted CT on September 23, 1926, however she grew up on her parents’ small farm and lived within half a mile of that homestead in Mill River her entire life. She was a graduate of New Marlborough Central School which at the time schooled grades 1-12. Lucy delivered milk for her father and during one of those deliveries she met her future husband of 67 years, Norman. During their marriage she worked as an elementary school bus driver for thirty eight years and for several years she was a teacher’s aide at New Marlborough Central School. She was a Girl Scout leader while her daughter was active in scouting. Lucy enjoyed music, especially Country Western music, playing piano, singing and dancing. Norman, her son John and she would regularly attend outdoor concerts at Coe Park in Torrington, CT and at the VFW in Great Barrington, MA to enjoy the music. They frequently went to the ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield, MA to listen to the bands and so Lucy could dance. She liked to do the polka which she continued to do until she was 86 years old. Family was very important to her and she loved doting over her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy is survived by her husband Norman, her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her strength, guidance and support. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Norman, Lucy and John’s caregiver Lillian Hankey, Lucy’s homecare aide Audrey and her nurse Nadine for all their selfless assistance and kindness in caring for Lucy and her family.

Funeral Services for Lucy M. Hankey will be held on Saturday January 5 at the United Church of New Marlborough 234 Norfolk Rd Southfield MA at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery in Mill River. Family will receive friends on Friday January 4 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Lucy’s memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

2 Responses to Obituary of Lucy M. Hankey

  1. my thoughts and prayers go out to lucy;s family and friends have known her for years, so very sorry

  2. My sincerest condolences to the Hankey family on Lucy’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, and always had a smile and nice greeting. May she rest in peace, and may God Bless the family.

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