Obituary of Lucy DePalma Ignatti
Webster: On Thursday, August 10, 2023, "Lu" passed quietly into the hands of our Lord surrounded by her loving family in her 100th year of life. Predeceased by her husband Saverio “Sal” Ignatti, and 6 siblings. She leaves her son, Louis (Maria); granddaughters, Gina and Gabrielle; sister-in-law Lena Nacca; and several nieces and nephews. Lucy was born in Churchville and retired from the Webster Central School District after 30 years of service and enjoyed her 36-year retirement with her husband Sal while traveling and chairing his semi-annual 12th Armored Division reunions. One of her greatest joys was the shared raising of her 2 granddaughters. She fondly remembered her Klem Road North School family of 17 school years. Their years together were the happiest in her long and storied career. She was a fabulously accomplished seamstress and made every dress, skirt and blouse outfit she wore and tailored many suits for her son and special occasion outfits for her granddaughters. An involved and devoted member of St. Rita’s Church, she had an immense love of Jesus and her Catholic faith.
A graduate of the Rochester Business Institute, she began her career as a legal secretary in 1942, and moved to Investors Diversified Services as an Administrative Assistant in 1946. In 1961, She began what she considered the most joyful stage of her career with the Webster School District. She loved the children finding joy in their every word and deed. Oftentimes they would mispronounce her last name and she would howl with laughter at their interpretations. She bonded immediately with the teachers and earned their respect as the “go-to-gal” in times of stress or crisis. Their accolades were heard district wide. Lucy humbly appreciated the acknowledgment. She made progress for women to reach the glass ceiling, proving women could enjoy a career and successfully raise and care for their families. She was a trailblazer in many ways, which was not her ultimate goal. She knew she could accomplish anything she set out to do.
Friends are invited to visit 10:00 AM Saturday August 19 at St. Rita’s Church, 1008 Maple Drive, Webster, where her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment at Webster Union Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Rita’s Parish, Webster
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