Lucille Moriarty


Lucille R. Moriarty, 97, of Ottumwa, died at 1:15 a.m. April 8, 2022 at her residence.

She was born May 8, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to Samuel and Rosalie Maresca. Lucille married Donald Moriarty on November 8, 1969 at St. Aidan’s Catholic Church in East Williston, NY and he preceded her in death on February 8, 1997.

Lucille worked 28 years for New York Life Insurance Co. at the home office in New York City. She has been a resident of Ottumwa since 1969.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Fellowship, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties Auxiliary and volunteered for many years at Good Samaritan. Lucille had a love for beautiful music.

Surviving is her sister, Phyllis Cafiero; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Farina, Marianne Maresca and Rose Marie Maresca; five brothers, Joseph, Samuel, Philip, Tito and William; a brother-in-law, John Moriarty and sister-in-law, Catherine Yochum.

Visitation will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10th at Reece Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited and a Christian Wake will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10th, at Reece Funeral Home. For those unable to attend, the services may be viewed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12th at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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