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IN MEMORIAM: Lucy B. Gaisford, 99;

Taught For 30 Years In Melbourne, Fla.

Lucy Baldo Gaisford
Lucy Baldo Gaisford

ONEONTA – Oneonta native Lucy Baldo Gaisford, 99, a career-long teacher, passed away on Feb. 22, 2016, after a brief illness in Melbourne, Fla, where she had been living. 

She was born in Oneonta, on June 3, 1916, the daughter of Donato and Caroline (Cirillo) Baldo.

In 1954, she received her bachelor’s in education at Oneonta State Teachers College, now SUNY Oneonta.  She later earned her master’s from Stetson University in Florida.  She retired from the Brevard County School System in Melbourne after 30 years.

She was married to John (Jack) Gaisford in 1956.  After retiring, Lucy and Jack enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends.  Jack predeceased her in 1986.

Lucy is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Hank) Quackenbush; grandchildren, Randy (Leslie) Murwin, Sally (Ross) Emsley, Beth Murwin (George Allen), Stephen Murwin, David Quackenbush (Michelle Shultis), Mark (Janet) Quackenbush, and Kristin (Tom) Goodrich; great-grandchildren, Randy (Amy) Murwin, Stephanie Murwin (Mike Dougherty), Brittany and Macey Quackenbush, Drue and Bryn Quackenbush; brother-in-law, Ted (Emily) Gaisford, and sister-in-law, Barbara Quintin; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lucy was also predeceased by her daughter, Marie (Claude) Murwin; her siblings, Tony (Ann) Baldo, Pat (Edith) Baldo, Jennie (Rudy) Rudisill, and Albert (Helen) Blado.

There will be no calling hours.

A funeral mass will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Her remains will be interred at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lucy’s name may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Online condolence may be made at,

Arrangements are with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY


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