Lucille E. "Lucy" Nies(1921 - 2014)

Nies, Lucille E. "Lucy"

Lucille E. "Lucy" Nies, 92, Green Bay, died Thursday April 10, 2014, after courageously facing her battle with cancer and never complaining. She was born August 8, 1921, in Askeaton to Michael and Elizabeth (Powers) Kelly.

On August 22, 1944, Lucy married William Nies at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Askeaton. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2005.

Lucy was very proud of her Irish Heritage and she was a longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She also belonged to Annunciation Parish where she volunteered with the Altar Rosary Society, and more recently St. Patrick Parish. Lucy was an excellent baker and also loved to read, share a beer, and play Sheepshead. She enjoyed her weekly visits to Kroll's and in the summer, she loved the parish picnics - for their booyah.

Lucy is survived by her four children and their spouses, Mary and Jerry Miller, Kathy and Dan Marto, Tom and Linda Nies, Kelly and Matt Diker; five grandchildren, Jerry (Traci) Miller, Tricia Marto, Christopher (Kristyn) Nies, Justin Nies, Jacob Diker; and two great-grandchildren, Kiera and Keegan Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a granddaughter, Brenda Marto; two sisters, Cecil Smith and Margaret Brennan; and four brothers, Clarence, Leo, William and Edward Kelly.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Traci, Sarah, and Cindy for their wonderful care.

Funeral Home

Blaney Funeral Home - Green Bay
1521 Shawano Ave.  Green Bay, WI 54303

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014