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1 of 47 | Posted by: Donna Boudreau - Southampton, NJ


2 of 47 | Posted by: Donna Boudreau - Southampton, NJ

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
3 of 47 | Posted by: Donna Boudreau - Southampton, NJ

“To Lucie's Family and Dear Gary, I was a member if the McKinney Board prior to becoming president of RI College. I heard from Lucie every...Read More »
4 of 47 | Posted by: Nancy Carriuolo - Providence, RI

“Dear McKinney family, Your mom was an awesome lady! She was a very dear friend of ours both at FCDS and at Camp Pinehurst. We wanted so much to be...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: John and Jean Curtis - Raymond, ME

“John & Kate, our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Having just lost my dad last week, I know it is never easy no matter how...Read More »
6 of 47 | Posted by: Barb Fallon - Fairfield, CT

“Libby... My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. I remember the "Dandelion" poem from your dad's service and feel it is so appropriate...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: Carol Davidson-Woldt - Sparta, NJ

“Libby... Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time. It was so nice to have your support at Rob's memorial. I...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: Carol Davidson Woldt - Sparta, NJ

“We Celebrate her wonderful life and deeply extend our sympathy to the McKinney Family. God Bless us All !Jim and Linda Crowley Fairfield ”
9 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“To the McKinney clan from the Reichhelm clan. Your Mom's energy is in all of you. Carry on! ”
10 of 47 | Posted by: Scott Reichhelm - Westport, CT

“Lucie, you were sharp and funny, and loyal, kind and generous to all. You will be missed forever. Godspeed . ”
11 of 47 | Posted by: Stephanie Kelly-Newhouse - NY

“Lucie was a remarkable woman who we admired and loved. Her death is an enormous loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. ...Read More »
12 of 47 | Posted by: Jo Fuchs Luscombe and John Luscombe - CT

“To Senator John McKinney and Family: It is with sadness that I heard of the passing of your wonderful mother. She and your Dad set a standard for...Read More »
13 of 47 | Posted by: Rob Simmons - Stonington, CT

“To the McKinney Family and Gary Smith, We all have so many memories of Lady Lucie. She shared her zest for life with those who came into her world. ...Read More »
14 of 47 | Posted by: Susan Barrett - Fairfield, CT

“SO MANY YEARS SO MANY E/MAILS.I THINK MY FIRST E/M WAS TO LUCIE.WE MET AT KIWANIS AND ENJOYED SO MANY LUNCHES ALONG WITH GARY.HER LIFE WAS A LESSON...Read More »
15 of 47 | Posted by: Joseph Kent - venice, FL

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. ”
16 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“Your family has my deepest sympathy. I know the pain from Ms. Lucie's passing can seem unbearable. Remember that you are not left without help....Read More »
17 of 47 | Posted by: Sharon - CT

“My sincere condolences to The MckinneyFamily. Heaven now has another iconiclady whose outstanding legacy inspiresus all. May she enjoy the...Read More »
18 of 47 | Posted by: William (Rev.) Donovan - Seymour, CT


19 of 47 | Posted by: Debbie Plungys - Westport, CT

“There is no part of my life that was not touched peripherally by the Bedford/Cunningham/McKinney family. Lu and Mrs. "C" started me timing the NY...Read More »
20 of 47 | Posted by: Dr. Mary Billings McVicar - CO

“SORRY TO HEAR OF LUCIE'S PASSING.SHE WAS A WONDERFUL CARING PERSON.MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY. ”
21 of 47 | Posted by: DONNA BOUDREAU - SOUTHAMPTON, NJ

“My deepest condolences to the McKinney Family and Ruth. ”
22 of 47 | Posted by: Courtney Logan - Fairfield, CT

“Dear John and family,My heart felt condolences are sent your way during this sad time. May all the great memories you had with your mother last your...Read More »
23 of 47 | Posted by: Grant Dalling - Bridgeport, CT

“Our prayers and thoughts are with her ”
24 of 47 | Posted by: Mark and Liz McGinty - SOUTHPORT, CT

“Sorry to hear of Lucie's passing. I knew her for many years and found her to be a wonderful caring person. She will be missed. My sincere...Read More »
25 of 47 | Posted by: Robert Comers - Sun City Center, FL

“God bless Mrs. McKinney and all of her family. May God grant you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. With Love, The Annunziato Family ”
26 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“Although I didn't know Lucie personally, she was not only a wonderfully charitable person but also a great role model for Libby and Lucie and my...Read More »
27 of 47 | Posted by: Nanci Smith - Portsmouth, RI

“With fond memories of our youth. Such a great Mom and supporter of a great life for all those around you. Love to all of you. Bobby-Lou ”
28 of 47 | Posted by: Bobby-Lou Boylan - Pawcatuck, CT

“Dear McKinney children:Lucie will be dearly missed, she did so much for so many in need...!!!I'm deeply sorry! Rest in peace dear LucieMirene "Mimi"...Read More »
29 of 47 | Posted by: Mirene "Mimi" Gomez - Shelton, CT

“I had the distinct pleasure to have made Lucie's acquaintance over the past five years or so, as she displayed her dad's beautiful cars at various...Read More »
30 of 47 | Posted by: Robert E. Richer

“May the God of all comfort grant you peace at this difficult time. ”
31 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“John: Our deepest condolences. Lucie was a great lady and we had a great deal of fun with her on projects. Jim & Joy ”
32 of 47 | Posted by: Jim & Joy Gallagher - Fairfield, CT

“My deepest condolences to the entire McKinney family. Lucie was a wonderfully refreshing woman who was fearless in all she put her hands to. She...Read More »
33 of 47 | Posted by: Bryan Connolly - Guilford, CT

“Thank you for making me part of your wonderful family. You were a true honest saint to all underdogs. God Bess you... ”
34 of 47 | Posted by: George Martin - Southport, CT

“My thoughts are with the McKinney family. Though it was many years ago, I still remember her from horse shows. She always impressed me as being a...Read More »
35 of 47 | Posted by: Kathy Golec - Moodus, CT

“John, I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your entire family on your loss. God Bless Marshall Weiss ”
36 of 47 | Posted by: Marshall Weiss - Fairfield, CT

“What a joy she was and I shall always remember the fun we had. It was more than politics it was warm friendships. Lucy was always there and very...Read More »
37 of 47 | Posted by: Nick Panuzio - St Michaels, MD

“Even though I worked at FCHC for years, I just really met Lucie in the past few years when she contacted me to find her aunt Ruth Bedford a rescue...Read More »
38 of 47 | Posted by: Mary Beth Stark - Milford, CT

“Dear Libby, Jean & The Mc Kinney Family, My heart aches for you. I'm sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great woman who didn't shy away from any...Read More »
39 of 47 | Posted by: Mary Gossett-Turechek - Shelton, CT

“to libby & the McKinney family very sorry for your loss louise hunter,hunt club ”
40 of 47 | Posted by: louise hunter - westport, CT

“I offer the Mc Kinney Family my deepest sympathy. ”
41 of 47 | Posted by: Foster Ryan - Newport News, VA

“Stuart, our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Your Mother was a joy to know - may she rest in peace.Theresa ValentinoFlorence Mandanici...Read More »
42 of 47 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathies go to the McKinney Family. ”
43 of 47 | Posted by: Sorrentino's Family - Stratford, CT

“My deepest condolences to the McKinney family. We will all miss the larger than life Lucie. May her spirit sore high and inspire all she touches...Read More »
44 of 47 | Posted by: Robin L Cannizzro DVM - FL

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
45 of 47 | Posted by: The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home - CT

FionaTustian@gmail.com VirginiaHomesandFarms.com “I am so saddened by this news and I send you all my heartfelt condolences - we are so lucky to have known Lucie. She did so much for so many - of...Read More »
46 of 47 | Posted by: Fiona Tustian - Charlottesville, VA

“our deepest sympathies go to the Mckinney family She will forever remain in our hearts. ”
47 of 47 | Posted by: Page Estes - wallingford, CT


Lucie Cunningham McKinney, wife of the late Congressman Stewart Brett McKinney, daughter of Briggs and Lucie Cunningham, granddaughter of Fredrick T Bedford, died peacefully in her sleep after a struggle with cancer May 10 2014. While all who knew her saw her as a force of nature she will be remembered most for her generous service to others. Lucie was the spearhead for the Stewart B. McKinney foundation, fighting for the homeless and people with HIV/ AIDS. She and her family, the Bedford's, gave extensively to the Westport-Weston Family YMCA, the town of Westport, and many other great causes. Lucie was a lover of cars, nature, animals and politics and a passionate spokeswoman for many, a trait she passed on to all who knew her. Lucie is survived by her children, Stewart B. McKinney Jr., Lucie B. McKinney, Jean C. McKinney, Elizabeth (Libby) M. Tritschler, John P. McKinney, 12 grandchildren, Stewart III, Shannon, Michael, Lucie (Libby), Steven, Jaime, Fred IV, Brett, Alison (Ali) Matthew, Graysen, Kate, her Aunt Ruth Bedford, brother Briggs Cunningham, sister Cythleen Maddock, dear friend Gary Smith and last but not least, her best friends Tiffany and Briggs. In the words of her friend Tonya Hughes, " Lucie will be sorely missed by her family, friends and the community- we are all better for having had her in our lives " A service celebrating Lucie's life will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4670 Congress Street, Fairfield. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of her favorite causes: Stewart B. McKinney Foundation, Westport-Weston Family YMCA of John McKinney for Governor. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com

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