Lucy Stoltze, 64, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday May 3, 2019. She was born in Montclair, NJ to the late Wilfred and Thada (Benbrook) Lufkin. Lucy was the youngest of five siblings, Deborah, Sue, David, and beloved twin sister Amy. Lucy spent her childhood living in Colebrook, CT, Winsted, CT, and Martha’s Vineyard, MA, which held a big piece of her heart. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother to her three children. She leaves behind daughter Lea Mielczarek and her husband Robert of Sturbridge, MA, son Sam Stoltze and his wife Allison of Waterbury Center, VT, and youngest daughter Anna Mattoon and her husband Matthew of Somers, CT. She was the very proud Grammy to her four grandchildren Clara May Mattoon, Liv Grace Mattoon, Evan Mielczarek and Lincoln Stoltze. Lucy spent the last five years alongside her loving partner Walter Miller of Winsted, CT. Lucy was deeply loved by so many, she had an amazing and generous soul, truly one-of-a-kind. She was a talented artist, and creative in so many ways. Lucy touched many lives in her time here on earth and will be missed dearly. She had countless special bonds including her friendships with Karen, Rhonda, Wendy, Kathy, Gail, Jude, Susan, and nieces/nephews Becky, Kate, Sarah, Brooke, Steve, Jake, and Will. Her heart was always so filled with love for all of her family and friends. Lucy overcame many hardships in her life and faced each day with strength and compassion. She was a loyal friend of Bill W and helped many individuals during her lifetime. Lucy was an angel on earth and will continue to watch over those who loved her.
‘A mother, a friend, and a grammy too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
you gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
and in your heart, you were always kind.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll always keep.’
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT on Thursday, May 9th at 5:30pm at the Emerald Room.