Florence C. (Clark) Lacey, age 91

of Quincy

Florence C. (Clark) Lacey, age 91

Florence C. (Clark) Lacey, age 91, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, January 3, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Florence was born in Milford, New Hampshire, to the late Florence M. (Belliveau) and Russell E. Clark, Sr. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1949.

Following high school, she began her career as a corporate bookkeeper for the former F.W. Woolworth Company, working in Boston and Cambridge for several years. After raising her children, Florence returned to the work force as a secretary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health in Boston until her retirement.

She enjoyed Bingo and bowling with her friends. She loved travelling and made many train trips and cruises.

Florence was a loving mother and homemaker, devoted to her family, and was especially proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a young mother, she was active in the Koch Club activities.

Beloved wife for sixty-nine years of Eugene J. Lacey.

Devoted mother of Eugene J. Lacey, Jr. and his wife Deborah of East Bridgewater, Kathleen B. Lacey of Weymouth, Patricia A. Westhaver and her husband John of East Bridgewater, Steven P. Lacey and his wife Jane of Brockton.

Cherished grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of eleven.

Dear sister of Francis J. Clark of Brockton, Mary P. Faust of Easton, Irene R. Kelley of Brimfield, and the late Russell E. Clark, Jr.

Florence is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, January 7, from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. The family requests that those attending wear a mask or face covering. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, on Friday, January 7, at 10 a.m. The Archdiocese of Boston requires a mask or face covering be worn in church. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Florence’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  • My mom was my best friend. She was alway there when I need her. She was beautiful inside and out. To know her you were truly blessed. I do not know how we will go on with out you, the heartbreak is enormous. You where such a big part of our lives. How do you say goodbye? I am glad you are whole again, running through the grass with the wind in your face. If anyone deserves that it is you! I love you,! I miss you! Be happy! Heaven just go another angel! Until we meet again, with a heavy heart your loving daughter. Patricia Lacey Westhaver

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this enormously difficult time. My heart is broken. Patty, I agree, your mom was beautiful inside and out. I mourn with you from afar. I would love to be with all of you to celebrate her long and wonderful life.

    With love and sympathy,

    Peter

  • It was a pleasure chatting with Florence from time to time when I called my shipmate, Gene. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was obviously devoted to Gene. 69 years is remarkable. Gene and family, I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Our thougths go out to Steve and Family. What a long and cherished life living on Post Island.
    Wishing you all happy memories, healng and peace.
    Cyndy (Roche) and Mike Cotter

  • Nan, I love you so much! You will forever be in my heart. You were the best grandmother ever. I have so many beautiful memories growing up being with. Always took good care of us. Showed us so much love. If anybody ever to ask what’s your best memories growing up. It was with you and gramp. Your house was always this love and safe feeling. Even when we became bratty teenagers. You would always give me rides. You took me for my hairdresser license boards test. You took me to get my drivers license. God I love you ❤️ I loved snuggling with you on the couch as a child. Being in your arms as kid I felt so loved. I really hope when it’s my time to go you are there to meet me. You were funny you came to my bachelorette party. We went and saw the chipindales. You were such a classy woman too. I never heard you swear. I will always look up to you. I remember too when I was going to a dance in junior high you worked so hard sewing the dress you let me wear. I remember being in the front seat with you as kid and you would always put your arm out to secure me from good forward. Ever time we would leave your house you and gramp would always be at the front windows on the porch waving. I loved that ❤️You were always there for us. You always took care of Chrissy and helped her. Nan there’s so much more. I remember picking cherries off the Cherry tree and you would make cherry pie that was so good. Thank you nan for being my grandmother. I can only hope to be someday the grandmother you were. Come visit me nan when you can ok. Oh yeah I remember when Chrissy and I had a birthday party when we were five. I was crying upset because Chrissy was opening her presents first and I was crying because I was going to see what I was getting too. You so loving picked me up and brought me into another room to calm me. I love you with all my soul nan ❤️