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Lucia Robinson

August 4, 1941 - February 4, 2019

Lucia Robinson, age 77, of New York, passed away on February 4, 2019, in Wilmington, DE, surrounded by her family.

Born August 4, 1941 in Forest Hills, New York, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Maria (DeVivo) Cirincione. Lucia had the opportunity to pursue a wide range of interests, including journalism, biomedical science, music theory and composition, and received her BA in music from CUNY (Queens College). She had a long and successful career in journalism and published the first regional healthcare newspaper for physicians and hospital administrators with its focus on the business of health care.

Lucia was an active volunteer and avid supporter of The American Red Cross, serving as a member of its Disaster Action Team and volunteer coordinator for disaster services (South Florida). As a member of her beloved 125th Street Church Ladies, she participated in projects to raise money used to improve living conditions where needed. Lucia was a member of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, and served as its Parish Administrator prior to her retirement in 2011. She continued to worship there until her death.

Spending time with family was Lucia’s greatest joy. She made frequent trips to North Carolina to visit her brother and his family. She shared her love of music with others and encouraged sing-alongs with friends and neighbors.

Lucia is survived by her daughter, Rachel Gaskell (Paul) of Wilmington DE; brother, Paul Cirincione (Bernice) of Charlotte, NC; nieces, Cara (Jens) and Annika Mueller; and her beloved grandchildren, Gracie and Henry.

She received loving and diligent care as a client of Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, 719 North Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, at the address listed above or Aplastic Anemia International Foundation, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 230, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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  • Your mother, you and your whole family are in our prayers during this difficult time. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I feel like I know her now. Xo

  • Lucia was my dearest and ‘oldest’ friend, meeting at age 13. She was life force like no other. We had wonderful times together and memories to last a lifetime. Her greatest joy came from her beautiful daughter Rachel that she graciously shared with me as her ‘other’ mother! Her brother and his family and her husband Paul and she adored her Gracie and Henry.
    REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I WILL MISS YOU!

  • With the deepest condolences to her and her loving family. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. I loved her and will always remember her. She was a special lady.

  • Dear Rachel, Paul, Gracie and Henry. We are so sorry to hear of your sad loss. We remember meeting Lucia on our visit 2005 – she was a lovely lady always smiling. Thinking about you all – lots of love and sympathy – Neil, Carolyn, Ben and Emily xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Lucia was a beautiful person.She always greeted me with a big smile and hug on Sunday’ when she was in church. We will surely miss her. Take your rest, Lucia.

  • I am so sad that Lucia is gone. I want to be able to sit with her again and share funny stories and talk about how much we love our families. I adore her and am so honored to have had her in my life. I learned so much from her experiences and was in awe of her spirit and strength.

    Love, Lynne

  • Lucia was an unforgettable gal filled with love, laughter, and an uncanny awareness of knowing how she could help. From Hurricane Andrew here in Florida to providing support and guidance in Wilmington, Lucia was always ready to serve. She will be missed.