Lucy Allen Separk passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 in Springfield, MA. She was born April 23, 1937 in Newark, NJ. Lucy was married to Charles Separk for 49 years who preceded her death in 2010. Lucy is survived by her family. Daughter Cindy Reardon and husband David Reardon of Feeding Hills, MA; daughter Sue Separk and partner Lu Martinez of El Sobrante, CA; and daughter Lynn Cloud and husband Courtney Cloud of Charleston, SC; and grandchildren Shannon and Dennis Reardon and Wells and Clark Cloud. Lucy is also survived by her sister Lura Mountford of Kinnelon, NJ.
Lucy grew up in New Jersey and had some of her happiest days on Lake George. She lived in New York City, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and graduated from Connecticut College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts. She received her Masters in Education from Cambridge College. She was a teacher through and through. She dedicated years in West Springfield and Springfield school systems, teaching Math and being a mediator.
Lucy was extremely active and a huge sports fan. She combined her love of the water and her love of teaching when she taught countless swim lessons for local children. She worked with the West Side Rec Center for many years. Lucy went on to officiate high school swim meets for many years, and was an active volunteer with the Torpedoes. She also loved sailing her sunfish and yodeling down a ski mountain. A passionate fan of the New England Patriots, she also closely followed professional tennis, and never missed a UConn Women's Basketball game.
For many years she was an active member of Mittineague Congregational Church and their choir, the barbershop singing group Sweet Adelines, and the West Side Tappers. Lucy dedicated many hours to helping elders with their taxes, and scoring state standardized tests. She also had a love of camping, sewing, crafting, games and puzzles, and she never met an ice cream cone she didn’t want to eat.
She leaves behind her family and dear friends at Camp Wellville in Ashburnham, MA, her church friends, singing friends, tap group, and Red Hatters. Always willing to help someone out when they asked, and always there to cheer you on and lend a hand, her spirit and passion will be missed by many. Lucy will be remembered as goofy, adventurous, independent, stubborn, and most of all, well loved.
The family would also like to thank her friend Kerri Belmer for all of her support, care, and companionship during Lucy’s final years.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department (26 Central St, West Springfield, MA 01089). A service and celebration of her life is planned for a later date. Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation has been entrusted with the arrangements. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com.