Florence Lucey Funeral Tuesday at St. Charles Church

July 11, 2013

Florence T. Lucey, 94, wife of the late John R. Lucey and the late John Kovak and a resident of Silver Beach and also Point Pleasant, NJ, passed away Tuesday, July 9, at her Silver Beach residence.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at St. Charles Catholic Church with Father J. Michael Breslin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417 or Scott Herring Endowed Scholarship, c/o Palmer Chiropractic College, 1000 Brady St., Davenport, IA 52803.

Mrs. Lucey was a native of Bayonne, NJ, the daughter of the late George Nemec and the late Susan Krissanda Nemec. She was a member of St. Martha’s Catholic Church and St. Charles Catholic Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Elaine Lucey Plaschke and her husband, Thomas, of Silver Beach, Judith Lucey Adams and her husband, Richard, of Silver Beach, Susan Lucey Vanvelzor and her husband, Steven, of Battle Point; two stepsons, John Kovak and his wife, Toni, of Manasquan, NJ, David Kovak and his wife, Jill, of Millville, NJ; a sister, Helen Peck of Ft. Pierce, FL; three grandchildren, Jolaine Calderella and her husband, John, of Point Pleasant, Joseph Auriemma and his wife, Cara, of Mendham, NJ, Garrett Herring and his wife, Carri, of Milford, DE; two step-grandsons, Robert J. Plaschke, Michael Plaschke; two step-granddaughters, Angela Boyd, Amanda Vanvelzor; and 15 great-grandchildren; William P. McCormack, Alyson C. Auriemma, Matthew J. McCormack, Jordon Auriemma, Conner Hall, Wyatt Herring, Deacon Herring, Virginia Kovak, Alexander Kovak, Kalyn Plaschke Bradley, Justina Plaschke Chirelli, Robert J. Plaschke, Joseph T. Plaschke, Chyanne Boyd, Mason Boyd; and a great-great granddaughter, Juliet Chirelli. She was predeceased by a step-daughter, Bernadette Whelan and a grandson, Christopher Scott Herring.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.



One Response to “Florence Lucey Funeral Tuesday at St. Charles Church”

  1. John Kovak Jr and wife Toni on July 12th, 2013 8:41 pm

    Be it fate or destiny, one of the warmest, kindest and dearest persons became part of our lives in our “already formed” adult years. Stepmother and mother-in-law, by nature, usually have a negative or bittersweet association in society’s perception. The ultimate exception to that thought was our Mom (Flo). Mom was the “aged with wisdom, poster child” for the absolutely perfect Mom AKA step/in-law. Mom was loving and caring in a most sincere way. Always a smile and embracing hug that reached the “child in your heart.” Never interfering, yet posed all questions that showed genuine interest in her family. As my stepmother, we had something that no one else in the family shared: Big John. After the passing of Big John Sr., Mom loved and looked forward to our random “stop bys” for a “Big John (Jr.) hug” which she so missed. It was very challenging to give a lot of hugs as Mom was the world traveler and ultimate “church lady” involved with everything from knitting to caning. When Mom experienced or detected a “BIG” blunder, it was the ultimate motherly advice in a very stern voice: “You know, they can really make you sooo mad. Stage right: enters sweet gentle vice: but their BIGGG hearts always make it forgotten … would you like a cup of tea?” Ending with a “sweet thought”: the Christmas cake! … and yes Mom shared the recipe! We are sure it will be as angelic served in heaven next Christmas as it was on all of our Christmas tables. Love ya BIG Mom!