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Frances Josephine Lacey

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 1, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Frances Josephine Lacey died November 1, 2008 at home in Durham, NC. “Jo” Lacey, beloved wife of the late Gordon J. Lacey, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 19, 1921 to Alonso and Emma Jones.

She and Gordon raised their family in Buffalo, NY where Gordon worked for the FBI while Jo worked for the State University of New York.

Jo is survived by four of her six children; Michael J. Lacey and wife Kathleen; Daniel J. Lacey and wife Lynda; Jeffrey T. Lacey and wife Laurie Ogden; and loving daughter and companion Theresa M. Lacey.

She is also survived by three loving grandchildren; Matthew M. Lacey and wife Shannon; Allison Kate Lacey; Brian P. Lacey and his wife Cassie; and a great grandchild Finnian C. Lacey.

In addition to her husband Gordon, she was preceded in death by two dedicated sons; Christopher J. Lacey and Mark D. Lacey.

The family would like to acknowledge the superb care given to Jo by Duke University Hospital and especially by Dr. Mitch Heflin and Quinn Moyer and the entire geriatric team; and special thanks to Frances Kelly.

Donations can be made to Duke Home Care & Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2008 from St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 3005 Country Club Rd., New Bern, NC. A graveside service will immediately follow in the St. Paul’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham

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Condolences for the family of “Frances Josephine Lacey”

Condolence from Diane Lamb on November 3rd, 2008 12:00 am

Theresa, Mike and Kathleen, Dan and Linda,and Jeff and Laurie.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you right now. Jo was a special woman that I was privileged to know on a lot of different levels. The mom next door, a co worker when we were both at UB, and a friend as I became a grandmother myself.

I was thinking last evening after I spoke with Theresa, I’ve known your family almost 50 years Jo introduced me to corn fritters, and cola cake, knowing her before I moved south later in life was almost like an undergraduate course in southern living. She was gracious and smart and strong and it was a privilege to know her.

She will be missed deeply but I know she joined Gordon and my parents and they are all watching over us and our kids.

Again, my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

Diane Massimi Lamb

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