Obituary of Lucy Mendola
Lucy K. Mendola (nee Fanara) In the middle of the night surrounded by the family she cherished, Lucy took her last breaths. She was hospitalized following an injury and three difficult weeks of treatment. She was 91.
Lucy was a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a social butterfly, an incredible conversationalist, a night owl, a party queen, a fashionista, a supporter of all things her children and grandchildren endeavored upon, an amazing cook, a party planner, a fierce loyalist to her family and more than mere words can describe. She was truly a formidable matriarch. Lucy selflessly supported the businesses her family ventured upon. Her husband's practice, her children's restaurants- she contributed her many talents and energy so that others might find success.
She was predeceased by the love of her life Dr. Joseph Mendola, and suffered the unimaginable loss of her youngest son Joseph Andrew as a baby. Her beloved daughter in law Elizabeth (Morse) Mendola passed in 2011.
She was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucy (Tuffero) Fanara.
She is survived by her devoted children Rosalie Maguire Simon (Glenn), Frank Mendola ( Barbara Burgess), Lucy Barnett (Timothy) and Peter Mendola. Grandchildren: Jessica Maguire-Tomidy (Alan), Andrew Maguire (Jamie) Adrienne Barnett, Lauren Barnett (Candice Borden), Joseph Mendola ( Caitlin Mulcahy) and Frank Mendola. She was bisnonna to her great grandchildren: Avelin, Alaria, and Alex Tomidy, Hadley and Drew Mendola and Lily Mendola.
A celebration of Lucy's life will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, 300 East Main Street, Batavia. Please consider memorials in Lucy's name to the church.