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Lucy McGlinn

October 17, 1920 - February 19, 2018 Lancaster, CA, | Age 97 Loving Mother, Grandmother and Friend

Lucie McGlinn died February 19, 2018 in Lancaster, California. Lucie McGlinn was born Lucia Cecilia DiNorscia in 1920 to Sopino DiNorscia and Frances Gale DiNorscia in Madison, Maine. She was one of six children, 4 sisters, Gemma, Mary, Inez and Anne; and one brother, Tony. Her father and other family members, moved from Maine to Kennett Square, PA where they eventually entered into the mushroom business. Lucie grew up, helping at the DiNorscia roadside stand, attended high school and entered the US Army as a WACC.

While in the Army at the Pentagon, she met and married John James (Jimmy) McGlinn (Master Sergeant, 20 years). Together they enjoyed life in the Army, which later provided the opportunity for Jimmy, Lucie and family to see the world. Together, they had 5 children; John, Francis, Stephen, Mary and Cecilia. Lucie and Jimmy lived in Ft. Myer, VA, then Australia (3 years), Ft. Myer again, then Germany (6 years), Crested Butte, Colorado (5 Years), Vail, Colorado (over 18 years), and back home to Kennett Square, PA (20 years). Ten years after Jimmy’s death she moved to Lancaster, CA where she lived near her daughter Mary Dennis and close to son Steve (Nancy) McGlinn, for 12 years prior to her death.

Lucie lived her life with much gratitude for all she was given. She was a passionate lady with a hunger for knowledge and an appreciation for the arts. Her passions included family, travel, German and Italian languages, opera, theatre, dancing, skiing, the Catholic faith, cooking, organizing everything, using correct grammar, hosting others, and a genuine interest in people. Her hand was always extended to all who crossed her path.

Lucie was a best friend, wise counselor, confidant, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. She was a soul who lived by optimism, enthusiasm and integrity. Lucie was proud of her life as a WACC, her years as an Army wife, travelling and experiencing life with Jimmy and their children. She cherished the many friendships that she developed over the years in Colorado, and held in her heart a deep respect and love for Renie and David Gorsuch of Vail. She always drew upon her faith and family to experience life and all it had to offer. Until her death Lucie remained the adorable, feisty, exuberant soul she had been her whole life. None of the many friends she made in life would deny her unique sparkle, and no one remained a stranger for long.

Lucie was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters and brother, her son Francis and beloved daughter in law Nancy Park McGlinn (wife of Stephen). She is survived by John (Nadja) McGlinn of Iowa City, IA; daughter in law Rhonda McGlinn of Reno, NV; Stephen McGlinn of Laguna Niguel, CA; Mary Dennis of Lancaster, CA; and Cecilia (Nick) Darrow of Smithtown, NY. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Natasha Volpe and Sean McGlinn; John Houston and Montana Dennis; and Nicholas J. and Lucia Darrow.

Dear friend of the family Bishop Lawrence Brandt together with Father Christopher Rogers will celebrate a rite of Christian burial at 11 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kennett Square, PA on May 12, 2018. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at 12 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.

A light luncheon will be held at the Hilton (Longwood) Garden Inn, 815 East Baltimore Pike, from 1 to 4 pm for family and friends.

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Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home

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Funeral Mass

May 12, 2018 11:00 St. Patrick Catholic Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


May 12, 2018 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. My mother moved to Kennett Square to be near me when she got older and she soon made fast friends with Lucie. They met at church and both had a strong Catholic faith. One of the jokes between them and another friend was that they all had good Irish names – but none of them were Irish! I always felt a connection to my (deceased) mother through Lucie. I will miss her Christmas card reports on her activities and her family, and I will miss knowing she is in this world.

    Margaret Woodlief | April 28, 2018 at 3:04 PM
  2. Lucy was such a lively, outgoing person. Her smile was as big as her heart. I am happy I had the opportunity to become acquainted with her when she came back to live Kennett. She was a “cugino di primo grado” to my mother Adeline.!

    My sympathy to family,

    Kathy Conner Kilmer

    Kilmer Family | April 14, 2018 at 5:42 PM

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