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Lucy (Gerhardt) Cluett

Lucy (Gerhardt) Cluett, resident of Greenville, DE, died on Saturday, the 23rd of November, 2019.

Lucy was the beloved wife of Dr. Maxwell Cluett; devoted mother of Jayne, Lisa, and Marita Cluett; loving grandmother of Devon Bodey; and sister to Edgar and the late Leon Gerhardt.

Lucy was born in Bayport, Nova Scotia to Leo and Gladys Gerhardt in 1928. She graduated from Lunenburg Academy in 1945. Following high school, Lucy attended Business School in Halifax, N.S. and received her diploma in secretarial skills.

In 1951, Lucy married Dr. Maxwell Cluett, and the couple moved to Niagara Falls, Canada. Two years later, the couple moved to Charlottesville, VA, where Dr. Cluett attended the Graduate School of Chemistry at the University of Virginia. During the next three years, Lucy worked as the head secretary in the UVA Department of Economics and the newly formed Business School.

In 1955 the couple moved to Wilmington, DE, where they raised their three daughters. Various transfers in Dr. Cluett’s job lead the couple to live in Vancouver, WA; Montreal; and New York. Ultimately, the couple returned, making Greenville, DE, their permanent home in 1982.

Lucy was passionate about her involvement in the community. She was a hospice volunteer and mentor of local elementary school children for many years. Lucy was a diligent church goer and was committed to her participation in lay ministries at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington, DE. She participated in the receptionist ministry with the help of 30 volunteers until her illness would no longer allow her to in mid-2019. An enthusiastic Bridge player, Lucy cherished the time she spent playing the game with her friends.

Funeral Services

Lucy will be interred in the Memorial Garden at Christ Church. The Cluett family intends to plan a memorial service in Lucy’s honor in early 2020.

Condolences

    Cathy Chasse writes,
    Dear sweet Lucy. You will be missed by so many. May you rest peacefully
    12/02/2019 10:33 pm
    Lou and Thelma Jackson lit a candle and writes,
    We have such lovely memories of time spent with your family in Vancouver, WA. and past times here in Wilmington. Lucy was such a lovely and sweet lady. Max and her girls was so lucky to have had her. Good Bless you all. Thelma and Lou Jackson
    12/03/2019 09:08 am
    Lawrence Rasero lit a candle and writes,
    Max, very sorry to read of the death of your wonderful wife Lucy. I remember well the great evenings spent at your Delaware home. Please let me know when you have your memorial in 2020. This has been a challenging year for me also, with Judy passing in August after 10 years of suffering from Alzheimers Disease. But, we can both retain wonderful memories. Larry
    12/03/2019 04:46 pm
    Carolyn M. Karney writes,
    Father(George) and I have the fond memory of dear Lucy. Our VERY special memory is of the fabulous scallops she prepared for us...prepared from the bounty from Nova Scotia! Delicious! She was a dear and lovely person whom we shall remember with utmost love and respect. Max, you, too are our special, dear friend. We miss all our DE friends so much. Peace to all, Carolyn and George Karney
    12/03/2019 09:31 pm
    Paula Baker (Gerhardt) writes,
    Our hearts are broken. We deeply loved our Auntie Lucy. We were truly blessed to have her come “ home” to Lunenburg just a few months ago. We will cherish those memories. Auntie Lucy made the world a better place. Peace be with you . XOXO, The Bakers
    12/04/2019 08:37 pm

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