Kathe E. Lucey

November 5, 1920 - October 15, 2017

Kathe Elizabeth Lucey, 96, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1998, formerly of Leesburg, VA, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Cape Coral. She was born November 5, 1920 in Lambsheim, Germany to Michael and Elizabeth Riess, now deceased.

Upon arriving in the USA from Germany in 1938, Kathe worked hard and finally was so proud to become a citizen. She was an unbelievable energetic person and was dedicated to her son and grandchildren, they were her pride and joy and always first in her life.

Her first endeavor was owning and operating successful delicatessens in NY and NJ, then she became a superintendent of an apartment building and also a Realtor in NJ. She owned and operated a very successful gift shop in Kenville, NJ, a specialty upscale gift shop. Upon moving to Virginia, she owned and operated another gift shop and antique shop in Leesburg VA.

She is survived by her loving son, Bill Messinger (and his companion, Alice Pearce) of Cape Coral, FL; a sister, Herta Boehmig of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren, Christine Taylor of Strasburg, VA and Kellie Messinger of Stephens City, VA; as well as four great grandchildren, Ashley, Katie, Makayla and James.

Kathe was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Lucey in 1986; a daughter, Peggy Garry; as well as three siblings.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Kathe Elizabeth Lucey are suggested to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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