Lucille Mary Malpede, age 91, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, with her children at her side, at Maple Court Senior Living, Powell, Tennessee. Lucille was born on June 21, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, to Epifania and Vincent Salomone and had six siblings, Connie (Phil), Josie (Jake), Jennie (Joe), Tom (Elaine), Joe (Jean), and Marie (Harry), all of whom have preceded her in death. Lucille was a talented seamstress and artist. She and her sister Connie operated a bridal shop in Chicago. Her many exquisite oil paintings are in the hands of her children, Lynn, Donna and William. Music, gardening and painting were a large and passionate part of her life. On July 1, 1950, Lucille married the boy next door, William Malpede, the love of her life for 68 years until William’s passing in 2018. Theirs was a strong, enduring and fairy tale marriage. Left to honor Lucille and remember her love are her three children, Lynn Malpede, Donna Saracco (Carm) both residing in Jacksboro, Tennessee, and William V. Malpede residing in Los Angeles, California; her five grandchildren, Karen Larsen (Steve), Richard Hord (Kristia), Michael Saracco (Daniela), Daniel and David Riedel; seven great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kyana, Ryan, Abby, Anthony, Violet, Rocky, and her nieces and nephews. Funeral services and a celebration of Lucille and William’s life together will be held in the Chicago area. Details will be forthcoming. You may register condolences and tributes with www.alderfuneralhome.com, and www.legacy.com. Lucille’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the staff at the Maple Court Senior Living in Powell, TN, and Smoky Mountain Hospice and Chaplain Kim, for their attentiveness and loving care.
Arrangements by Alder Funeral Home
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