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Lucie Marguerite Sells

November 1, 1940 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 78)

Lucie Marguerite Sells, age 78 of Dover, DE passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home with her daughters and nephew by her side.

She was born in Mittelbronn, France on November 1, 1940, the daughter of Emile & Catherine Siviline.

Lucie grew up, went to school and worked in France until the age of 24. While working on Phalsbourg AFB, she met her husband Robert Sells on a blind date.  They married in 1964 and before the year’s end, Lucie moved to the United States with Robert. Lucie had a family, got her citizenship, volunteered with Red Cross and move with her husband throughout his 26 years in the Air Force. They eventually retired in Dover, DE.   

Lucie was a home maker, volunteer dental assistant and later crossing over to full-time at Dover AFB Dental Clinic. She was a member of the Red Cross, Catholic Sodality, KofC Columbiette, and a devoted wife and mother. She loved being with family, friends, cooking, making sure friends were well fed, dancing, traveling, and reading.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine and Marie Elaine, nephews Pascal (Angelique) Heidelberger and Daniel (Sylvie) Heidelberger and many extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ret. MSGT. Robert Sells, Lucie’s parents and siblings Marie Anne, Jean Pierre, Paul, Clemence and Clement.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 7 at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.   A vigil will be observed at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State St., Dover, where a visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Interment to follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE

Memorials may be made to the Dover Columbiettes, c/o Ann Fischer, 3975 Leipsic Rd., Dover, DE 19901.




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