Blum, Lucille M.
Rochester: Passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at UMD Medical Center in Baltimore surrounded by her children. Lucille was born the youngest of 5 girls, and one boy to George and Clara Smalt, of Rochester. She lived in Gates for more than 50 years. Lucille was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, NY and was a Navy nurse in World War II. She was actively involved and a past president of the Catholic Women's Club; a past president and member of The Women's Seton Group from St. Mary's Hospital, a parishioner and choir member at St. Helen's Church, a 30-year volunteer at St Mary's Hospital, a Girl Scout Leader and a lifetime member of Brook-Lea Country Club. She enjoyed travel, bridge, golf and going to the theater. An avid sports fan, Lucille attended numerous World Series with her beloved husband of 52 years, Frederic G. Blum Sr., who predeceased her. She was a very loving and generous wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Lucille is survived by her seven devoted children, Anne Marie Campbell (finance´ Sam Guinta) of Tampa, FL; Rosemary Smith (Thomas) of Richmond, VA; Katrina Blum-Katz (Laurence) of Arnold, MD; Frederick G. Blum Jr., of Pittsford, NY; Nancy Arena (Paul) of Manassas, VA; Susan Blum of Ashland, MA and Lawrence Blum (Lisa) of Ellicott City, MD. Lucille was a wonderful grandmother to Andrew Smith (Shannon); Leslie Smith Gupta (Nicholas); Anthony Arena (Cara); Emily and Richard Arena; Clara and Aaron Son; Abbey and Jack Blum and Lauren Lucille Katz. She was a great-grandmother to Caroline Smith, and a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend visiting hours Friday, January 13, 2011, 4-7PM, the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili Ave. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Helen's Church, 310 Hinchey Road, January 14, 2012 at 11AM. Interment to follow, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland, NY. In lieu of flowers, please donate a memorial contribution to Nazareth College, Office of Development, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 or The Marie Helen Drexel Association, c/o Sue (Gillette) Cooman, 8 Woodbury Way, Fairport, NY 14450.