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Lucy Esther Spring
  • In lieu of flowers, Lucy and her children would very much appreciate having donations made to either to St. Anthony Charitable Foundation, Admin Office/Donations, 2000 Corporate Dr, Suite 580, Wexford, PA, 15090.
  • Family Hospice & Palliative Care
    50 Moffett St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234
  • In lieu of flowers, Lucy and her children would very much appreciate having donations made to either
  • St. Anthony Charitable Foundation
    Admin Office/Donations
    2000 Corporate Dr. Suite 580
    Wexford, PA 15090

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“Jude and family, your mother left such a wonderful legacy in her love for life and for all of you. I hope you will carry her spirit with you always,...Read More »
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“So sorry I can not be with you all to celebrate the life of your wonderful mother with you .Growing up I always looked forward to the Spring Family...Read More »
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“To Jude and family,Loss of one's mother is such a very hard thing. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers for comfort. ”
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“To Jude and her family, I am sorry for your loss of such an exceptional, loving and caring woman, who has left you with many wonderful memories and...Read More »
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“My grandma was a fine balance of beauty and strength. She was a treasure to me and she never did forget my birthday, always signing the card; ...Read More »
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“While growing up, I looked forward to every August when Aunt Lucy, Uncle Frank and my cousins would arrive in New England. Summer was always such a...Read More »
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Lucy Esther Spring, of Upper St Clair, returned to the Universal Oneness of God's loving spirit on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Born in Boston in 1919 to Elsie and Benjamin Selvitelle, she was the eldest of 7 children and is survived by her siblings Helen, Theresa and Henry.
Lucy's devoted marriage to Frank Spring, Sr. lasted 52 years, raising with her loving husband their five children: Joyce (Jim) McMonagle, Frank Jr (Malcolm Hoare), Janet (Ed) Zamecnik, Jacquelin (Craig) Grecco and Judith (Brian) Gallagher with fortitude, care and a sure & steady hand.
Later, she was blessed to meet Gene Mussetter, enjoying several years of retirement together.
Here, truly, was a woman who recognized the value of friendship and human connection—no matter what happenstance or chance one's life was there to offer.
Strong, independent, and beautiful (and with an exceptional appreciation of the value of "bline") Lucy was a true matriarch as the Spring tribe grew to include 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She doted on all of them, never forgetting a birthday or special event in their lives.
After the last of her children was old enough, Lucy turned her natural compassion to helping others, by returning to school in order to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, and she savored working at Mercy Hospital, and also doing private duty nursing.
Lucy was a ferociously dedicated volunteer for the Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program Food Pantry at St Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church. In addition, her generosity of time included organizing Nativity Parish's Angel Tree donations, and to helping others she would never meet via many, many charities to which she religiously donated.
Lucy never sat still. TV time was knitting and crocheting time—creating beautiful and timeless art that has already now been passed down to a few generations. This is just one part of the legacy Lucy Spring leaves.
Never one to say "no"to a game of bridge or bingo—or the occasional slot machine—Lucy's infectious nature and quick laugh will be long remembered not only by those who knew her well, but by so many others who got to enjoy her company, however briefly.
Her five children and all their progeny believe that Mom would have agreed with Jack Kerouac when her wrote: I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life….
Lucy's passion for life, over almost a century, has both illuminated and guided many lives, and for this she will be lovingly remembered.