Lucille Phillips Goldstone, 70, of Woodstock, N.Y., passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in the Westchester University Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Scranton, daughter of the late Leroy and Mabel Welter.
Lucy graduated valedictorian from Avoca High School in 1957, and was employed by IBM as an administration analyst from 1979 to 1995.
She was a member of the Overlook United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Eugene L. Phillips Jr. in 1978.
Lucy is survived by her loving family; her husband of 27 years, Thomas W. Goldstone; daughters, Sharon Holsapple and husband David, Saugerties, N.Y.; Noreen Hermanski, Saugerties, N.Y.; Sandra Phillips, Kingston, N.Y.; stepsons, Mark Goldstone and wife Jackie, Accord, N.Y.; Gregory Goldstone and wife Helen, Port Jefferson, N.Y.; step-daughter, Kathy Goldstone. and partner, Carolyn Palo, Newark, Del.; grandchildren, Lindsey Martin, Phillip Holsapple, Mitchell Hermanski, Danielle, Timothy, Brooke, Deanna, Kaylie and Thomas Goldstone; great-grandson, Joseph Garcia; brothers, Leroy Welter Jr., Avoca; Richard Welter, Wilmington, Del.; sister, Sharon Stoss, Avoca; many nieces, nephews; and very dear friends, Roger McClurg and Nancy Brundage.
Lucy had immense pride and love for her family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially while preparing for the holidays.
She loved boating, reading, cooking, baking, gardening and took great joy in spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandson.
She was a gentle soul with a huge heart who was always there to help, comfort and listen. Lucy had a smile that would light up a room and will be deeply missed.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Lasher Funeral Home, 100 Tinker St., Woodstock, N.Y. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Overlook United Methodist Church, Woodstock, N.Y., with the Rev. Tom Kim officiating. Interment will be private and held at a later date in the Woodstock Cemetery.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association or the Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401.