Lucy C. Macias, 83, of Fostoria, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Monday March 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
She was born May 6, 1933 in Toledo to the late Venancio and Consuelo (Medina) Ceniceros. She married Frederick W. Macias August 18, 1956 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Toledo, and he survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are six daughters, Susan A. Macias, Bowling Green, Veronica M. (Jim) Burkhardt, Toledo, Nancy M. Macias, Toledo, Jacque M. (Doug) Tiell, New Riegel, Laura M. (Warren) Digby, Fostoria and Tricia J. Macias, Bowling Green; ten grandchildren, Aaron (Natalie) Burkhardt, Jake Burkhardt, Katie (Chance) Charette, Kyle Burkhardt, Kristen (Tyler Knowlton) Tiell, Pooky (Derek Sallee) Tiell, Phillip (Tiffany La Pointe) Macias, Alexandria, Josh and Sammie Digby; six great-grandchildren, Jordyn Dillon, Jaq Jaq Tiell, Jory Hanna, Nash Knowlton, Clayton and Hayden Macias; sisters, Ramona Barboza, Angela Garwolinski, Sally Paniagua and Margie (Johnny) Cantu; brother, Venancio Jr; sister-in-laws, Dolores Bucher and Quita (Gary) Mueller; brother-in-law, Richard (Cory) Macias and many cousins, nieces, nephews and beloved friends. She was also preceded in death by her beloved son, Mark Gerard Macias; brother, Joseph; and sister, Feliciana.
Lucy was a graduate of Waite High School, Toledo. She had worked at Ohio Bell in Toledo and Findlay as a switchboard operator and later at Big Wheel in Fostoria. She enjoyed tutoring English to those in need. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society, memorial choir, and was a Eucharistic Minister. She belonged to the YMCA and the Daughters of Isabella.
Lucy was a faith filled woman and family oriented. She cheered for her grandchildren with sincere enthusiasm at their events. She was the best grandma, and loved to sing and dance. Family was not defined just by blood, but included friends as well as her children’s family and friends, whom she welcomed into her heart and home as her own.
Lucy radiated grace, love and warmth, but most importantly, FAITH. She trusted in God to see her through her trials, especially when her only son, Mark, passed away. When she received the news of his death, she told her niece, who felt bad that she was alone, that she wasn’t alone: God was with her. She stayed steadfast to her faith, knowing she would be reunited with Mark one day. We know she is at peace and with him.
When Lucy met Fred, she didn’t know anything about sports, but she became knowledgeable, and in later years, would be sitting in her chair, writing down the line up and keeping score for the Cleveland Indians’ games. She even stayed awake for the the World Series to cheer her Indians on. She didn’t keep score for the Browns’ games (why bother)..but she would still watch them, hard as it was.
She never let cancer define her and embraced life with love, and always, always … that beautiful smile.
Visitation is Friday March 17, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Revs. Todd Dominique and Nicholas Weibl, presiding. A Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. at the Church. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin Church and School, Bridge Hospice or the Mark G. Macias Volleyball Scholarship.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.
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