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Racine Zoological Society
2131 North Main Street
Racine, WI 53402
Life Story / Obituary
Lucia “Lucy” Veltri, age 91, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Heritage at Deer Creek, New Berlin. She was born in Racine, December 13, 1927, daughter of the late Gaetano and Innocenza (Nee: DeRose) Veltri.
Lucy retired from Racine Unified School District after working for many years with the Head Start Program. Lucy had a zest for life and had a knack for meeting strangers who instantly became her friend. She especially enjoyed dancing at local festivals, North Beach Oasis with the musicians, and jam sessions at Henry and Wanda’s. She also loved painting and poetry. Lucy belonged to numerous clubs including USO group, Sweet Adelines, Cardiac Capers, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, C. Friends of Italian Culture, and former member of Vittoria Colonna. She was also a member of the Clowns of America and was known as “Lolli Pop” and “Happy Snappy.”
She will be dearly missed by her children, Camille N. Veltri (Chris Schmidt); Lon C. (Beverlee) Veltri; her granddaughter, Noel Veltri (Winston Bohorquez); other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine “Jo” (Ernest) Cannaday; and nephews, Dennis and Chad Cannaday.
A Celebration of Lucy's Life will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 am until time of service at 10:30 am. Memorials to the Racine Zoological Society have been suggested.