Lucinia B. "Lucy" Sales

Lucinia B. "Lucy" Sales

Lucinia B. 'Lucy' Sales, 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014, at the Hospice at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Lucy enjoyed travelling, cooking and being with family and friends. She was also a jack-of-all-trades, taking pleasure in yard work, carpentry, electrical wiring; and tinkering with cars.

Lucy chose the life of a dentist. For over thirty years, she dedicated her life to working with underprivileged children of Delaware by providing them dental care through the state's Division of Public Health Dental Program. At its early stages, Lucy provided assistance to the then-Director of the Program, Dr. Donald Cowan in expanding from a solitary dental clinic in Dover to eight clinics throughout the state.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonardo, Sr. and Dominga Bautista; sister, Leticia; brothers Theodoro, Jose and Leonardo, Jr.; brother-in-law Armando Polanco; and nephew Jose Victor.

She is survived by her long-time friend, Melinda Acaac; sister, Milagros Polanco of California; brothers Medardo (Estela) of Virginia, Rolando (Delia) of New Jersey, Cesar (Charita) of California; sisters-in-law, Victoria and Bernadette of California; and several nephews and nieces.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 24 at 10:30 am, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, 19707. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 15th & King Streets., Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2014