She is survived by her four children, Joseph (Gail) Gilbert, Christine (Gary) Henehan, Lewis (Susan) Gilbert and John (Nancy) Gilbert; three step-children, Robert Case, Diane Case and Lori Stahlecker; 10 grandchildren, Gregory, Evan, Alex, Ethan, Jessica and Casey Gilbert, Brooke Lupton, Jennifer Wolf, Lindsay Pennise and Michael Henehan; 12 greatgrandchildren; sister, Charlotte (Taylor) Scott and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Gilbert in 1972; her second husband, Robert “Rodge” Case in 2010; grandson, Scott Gilbert in 2001; two brothers, Justus Taylor, III and Kenneth Taylor, Sr.
The daughter of Vinnette and Harriet (Howard) Taylor, Lucy was born on the family farm in Wyalusing. After graduating from Wyalusing High School in 1935, she attended Elmira College and later graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. She then worked in New York City for several years before marrying Joseph Gilbert in 1942. She and her family lived in Ithaca and Newark before moving to Canandaigua in 1952. In addition to raising four children, Lucy worked at Cornell Cooperative
Extension for many years. She was widowed in 1972. She later married Rodge Case in 1985.
Lucy was a longtime member and former deacon of the First Cong regational Church in Canandaigua, a former board member of Clark Manor House, a member of the Travelers Club, Canandaigua Country Club and several bridge groups. Lucy enjoyed traveling later in life, especially with her sister, Charlotte Scott, Charlotte’s husband, Cecil, and other family members.
Her principal focus was always family and she derived great joy from the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy was always a lady: intelligent, graceful, stylish, loyal, energetic and dedicated to others.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Arrangements are by Johnson Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.