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A memorial service took place Oct. 18 at St. Francis Church, for Lucille M. Yannacci. She passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 14. Lucille was at home at 323 Bloomfield St. in Hoboken. She was the youngest of five children of her parents Mr. John Walsh and Mrs. Mary "May" (nee Massett). Her childhood was spent in Hoboken during the Great Depression. During World War II she did her part in the war effort as a teenager, by working in a factory that manufactured gunsights for US fighter planes. In the early 60s Lucille moved to 943 Bloomfield St. and began work as a Crossing Guard for the City of Hoboken, primarily on the corner of 9th and Washington Streets, where she became a fixture in the community for many years. In this capacity she once stepped in front of and was struck by a moving vehicle in order to save a child's life. After almost 50 years on Bloomfield Street, Lucille enjoyed her retired years living at 1 Marineview Plaza, where she could be found daily, sitting at the waterfront and in the lobby. She died of complications from a fall occurring in her apartment.

She was predeased by her son Joseph Yannacci. She is survived by her daughter Linda Darago and her son David Shehiginn. Linda is also survived by nine grandchildren: Vicki, Kim, Billie Joe, Jason, Joseph, Tricia, Isabel, and Nina, and four great grandchildren, Herman, Makayla, Angie, and David.

Services arranged by the Lawton Funeral Home, Hoboken.

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