Lucy L. Daley Brickner
Lucy L. Daley Brickner, 93, passed at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Lima to Pete and Mary Pisanelli Daley, who preceded her in death. She married Richard Brickner on Sept. 4, 1943, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2004.
Lucy retired from Westinghouse in 1990. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 96. She was a volunteer for St. Vincent DePaul Society and a 1938 graduate of St. Gerard High School. Lucy was a great mom, a great grandma and a great great-grandma! In her wonderful Italian tradition, she was the matriarch of the family. Lucy never met a stranger and brought a smile to the face of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her laugh and sense of humor were contagious and the stories of her life experiences left all who listened in stitches. But most of all, Lucy was best known for her kindness, compassion and love. She simply never stopped giving. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Her love will live in our hearts forever.
Surviving are four children, Rocky (Bev) Brickner, of Elida, Joe (Connie) Brickner, of Shawnee, Kan., Nancy Taflinger, of Elida, and Patty (John) Singer, of Coconut Creek, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Tom (Pat) Daley, of Findlay, Louie (Barb) Daley, of Lima, and Mary McMurray, of Ventura, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a special son-in-law, Jim Taflinger; and three siblings, Frankie Daley, Vinnie Hughes and Bessie Kunkle.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Rose Catholic Church. Father David Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN, or Lima Central Catholic High School.
Condolences may be expressed at siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.