ARKPORT – Lucy Patricia Alger, beloved and devoted wife to Robert “Bob” Alger, passed away Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021).
Born in Hornell on Aug. 19, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mamie (Vegard) Sciotti. She grew up in Arkport after living in Hornell for a few early years and attended Arkport Central School. She married Robert “Bob” Alger on March 2, 1957, her husband of 61 years. They have known each other since the seventh grade, over 73 years!
She worked for the Crowley Dairy before starting her family which she was devoted to her whole life. She loved spending time with her husband Bob in the house that he built and this was very special to her. She said once she had children this became her calling in life and she was the best mother anyone could ask for. She was a devout Catholic and often attended daily mass at St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell.
She is predeceased by her husband, Bob Alger. She was a devoted mother and leaves behind her son, Robert Alger and wife Joanlee of Avon, CT and daughter, Nancy Houy and husband Jeff of Arkport.
She leaves behind many loving grandchildren including Eric and Max Houy and Robert and Lauren Alger.
She is predeceased by her sisters, Ann Marie Whitman and Angela Caldwell and her brother Nicholas Sciotti.
There will be no public calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 15, 2021); the Rev. Stan Kacprzak will be the celebrant, assisted by Deacon Robert McCormick. Unvaccinated people are kindly asked to wear a face mask at the church. Thank you for understanding. Private interment and committal prayers will follow at Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport. There will be a “Celebration of Life” lunch served at the The Main Place, 251 Main St., Hornell, for anyone who would like to attend.
Those wishing may contribute in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Lucy’s family with the arrangements.
For directions and to leave an online condolence or remembrance of Lucy please visit the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. or www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.