Lucy Scesa, 98

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BRUNSWICK — Lucy Scesa, 98, died April 14 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth.

She was born in New York City on June 8, 1913, daughter of Joseph and Lucia Piciulo Lovallo, and attended schools in New York City.

Scesa was a drapery maker and seamstress most of her life and also later worked at Gimbels Department Store. After living in New York City all her life she moved to Portland in 2000 and recently moved to Brunswick.

In addition to sewing she enjoyed reading and playing cards. She especially enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Atlantic City to play the slot machines.

She was predeceased by her husband, Olindo Scesa; sister, Catherine Clark; and grandson, Thomas Scesa.

She is survived by her son, Richard Scesa, and his wife, Patricia, of Harpswell; grandchildren Ann Marie Saito and her husband, Ghen, of New Jersey, Robert Scesa and his wife, Joanne, of New Jersey, Jennifer Duckles and her husband, Ben, of Philadelphia, Kevin Scesa and his wife, Lauren, of Philadelphia, and Michelle Scesa of Boston; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. April 20 at the Brackett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. April 21 at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland.

Donations in Scesa’s memory can be made to the Maine Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route #1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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