Lucy E. Gruwell
Lucy E. Gruwell
  • February 10, 1915 - September 25, 2017
  • Pacific Grove, California

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Lucia "Lucy" Ventimiglia Gruwell passed away peacefully in her home on Sep. 25th with her caregiver, Elley by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Clinton and son Richard, and granddaughter Kimber. She is survived by her sons James (Sherry), Clinton (Susan), Charles, and daughter Bernice and her granddaughter, Carole Campo (Sally). She has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and god children, that were the joy of her life. Lucia was born in Martinez, CA and came to the Peninsula at the age of 3, with her parents Orazio and Maria Ventimiglia and 9 brothers and sisters. Her parents immigrated to Monterey from Isola delle Femmine, Sicily. A wife, mother and grandmother, known to many as "Nana" Lucia was an incredible cook, took great pleasure in gardening, and loved reading a good book. Her positive attitude, and close relationship with God carried her through a century of life. She graduated with honors from Monterey High School at the age of 16, and began working at Cal-Pack and Hovden Canneries with her sisters. She worked at Montgomery Ward for 20 yrs as a salesperson and an accountant. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling and visited the Vatican, Paris, London, and various places in Sicily. Her family was her most prized possession. She will be remembered as a sensitive, loving and strong willed Matriarch. We are most grateful for her personal and loving caregivers, Elley and her daughter MJ. A celebratory Mass will be held at St.Angela Merici Church in Pacific Grove at 11:00 am on Saturday Oct. 14th, immediately following will be a Celebration of Life at The Clubhouse at Monarch Pines 700 Briggs Ave, PG. In lieu of flowers we ask that a donation be made to Meals on Wheels, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.