Lucia “Lucy” Veltri, 91, died Tuesday at Heritage at Deer Creek. She was born in Racine, December 13, 1927, daughter of the late Gaetano and Innocenza (Nee:DeRose) Veltri.

Lucy retired from Racine Unified School District after working for many years with the Head Start Program. She had a zest for life and had a knack for making fast friends. Lucy especially enjoyed dancing with musicians at the North Beach Oasis and Henry and Wanda’s jam sessions. She also loved painting, poetry, and belonged to numerous clubs including: USO group, Sweet Adelines, Cardiac Capers, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, C. Friends of Italian Culture, and Vittoria Colonna Lucy was also a member of the Clowns of America and was known as “Lolli Pop” and “Happy Snappy.”

She will be dearly missed by her children, Camille N. Veltri (Chris Schmidt); Lon C. (Beverlee) Veltri; her granddaughter, Noel Veltri (Winston Bohorquez); other relatives and dear friends. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Josephine “Jo” (Ernest) Cannaday; and nephews, Dennis and Chad Cannaday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street in Racine. Entombment will follow at Calvary Garden Crypts. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to the Racine Zoological Society have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home.