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Lucille Jane Gioffre Eyre

Lucille Jane Gioffre Eyre, of Avondale, PA, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware & Landenberg, Pennsylvania passed away on November 13, 2021 at the age of 88.

As the eldest girl in a family of 11 children, Lucille took on the role of assistant mom without complaint (mostly). She was a guide to her younger siblings and her own family spanning four generations. Lucille had a beautiful voice and sang as a lead performer in Ursuline Operettas and at weddings. She met Bill, the love of her life, at a school dance. They danced through 68 wonderful years of marriage. She was a 1947 graduate of Christ Our King Elementary, a 1951 graduate of Ursuline Academy, and she was a member of the Goldey Beacom/DuPont Work/Study Program in 1952.

She worked for DuPont as a stenographer, then left to become the mother of six children. She was an aide at Lombardy school. Later she worked at Delaware Trust in Adjustments.

Lucille was admired for her thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity. She had immense, unconditional love for all of her family and her greatest joy in her final years was in her connection with the wee ones. She was small in stature, but a “Tower of Power” and fierce advocate for people who were near and dear to her.

She was an accomplished cook who always made room at the table for guests and knew how to make everyone who came to her house feel at home. She loved sunning on the porch, walking in her neighborhood and on the beach in Cape May arm in arm with Bill, and reading inspiring literature. She was selfless, strong and faced the challenges in her life with courage and grace. We will miss her greatly.

Lucille is predeceased by her parents Frank and Freda (Blizzard) Gioffre; her son William Hardy Eyre, III; siblings Joseph and Marge Gioffre, Ralph and Audrey Gioffre, Irene and Al Hannum, Dominic “Hub” Gioffre (Eileen), and Frank J. “Speedy” Gioffre (Barb) and nieces and nephews Kevin (godson), Craig, Michelle, Kayla Elizabeth, and Kathleen Anne.

She is survived by her husband William Hardy Eyre, Jr.; children Susan Vanella (Michael), Betty Sweeny (Stephen), Brian Eyre (Angela), Carolyn Isakoff (Douglas) and Amy Eyre; siblings Marion and James Buddo, George and Joanne Gioffre, William and Linda Gioffre, Elizabeth and Bob Beste, and Deborah Gioffre; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A Viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 am on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Delaware. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Lawn Croft Cemetery for family.

All are welcome to send flowers to the church or make a private donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.htm

Funeral Services

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, Delaware

Friday November 19, 2021

Visitation:  9:45 to 10:45 am

Service: 11:00 am

Interment will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery

Condolences

    Amy Eyre lit a candle and writes,
    Love you many many muches, Mom ❤
    11/16/2021 03:10 pm
    Eyren McRoy writes,
    I'll miss you very much Grandmom, I'll always love you and I'm so thankful for the beautiful memories I have with you. Heaven gained quite an angel.
    11/16/2021 03:42 pm
    Cheryl and Ralph Jacobs lit a candle and writes,
    Sending our condolences to your family.
    11/16/2021 05:14 pm
    Paula - Joe Tyson writes,
    Bill and family we are so sorry about the recent death of your beloved wife Lucille. She was so Special to you and our community. We will always remember you and Lucille walking the community each and every day with a friendly smile and stopping to talk to who comes in your path. She will be missed. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you at any time. Paula - Joe Tyson
    11/17/2021 04:27 pm
    Marion and Jim Buddo writes,
    Lucille was a great big sister, even though we were all bigger than she was. She was always there for me from day one: 26th Street, Concord Avenue, Weldin Road. Lucille and Bill always made sure that Jim and I had a place to rest our heads and a good meal or two during our many, many trips to Wilmington from our home in Virginia Beach and now in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Lucille and I always, always had a good laugh during our frequent phone calls to one another. Knowing you are peace, Lucille, is some comfort, but I will miss you and love you forever. Marion and Jim
    11/17/2021 07:44 pm
    Joe and Denise Monardo lit a candle and writes,
    With our deepest sorrow for your loss of Lucille . Our memory of her will never be lost for she gave Heart to all . In our Prayers🙏
    11/18/2021 01:26 pm
    Carolyn Isakoff lit a candle and writes,
    Our hearts are full of your memories. You were the best Mom, friend, grandma & cheerleader! I love you more. Be good up in heaven. 💔❤️
    11/18/2021 03:35 pm
    Marion and Jim Buddo writes,
    Lucille was a great big sister, even though we were all bigger than she was. She was always there for me from day one: 26th Street, Concord Avenue, Weldin Road. Lucille and Bill always made sure that Jim and I had a place to rest our heads and a good meal or two during our many, many trips to Wilmington from our home in Virginia Beach and now in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Lucille and I always had a good laugh during our frequent phone calls to one another. Knowing you are peace, Lucille, is some comfort, but I will miss you and love you forever. Marion and Jim
    11/19/2021 07:41 am
    Kathleen and Ken Grier lit a candle and writes,
    Sending our deepest condolences for you and your family💚 Ken and Kathleen
    11/19/2021 10:06 pm

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