Lucille Saunders, 77


Lucille Saunders, 77, of Hartford, passed away Oct. 11, 2010.

She was born Oct. 14, 1932, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Costa and Evmorfia (nee Tsirpas) Stenimahitis. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in art. Lucille married David Saunders Nov. 6, 1965, at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee. She was a loving mother who touched many people’s lives through her involvement in art. She was an art teacher and therapist and provided counseling through AODA. Lucille maintained an active community environment through the Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband David in 2008. She is the loving mother of Dina (George) Smith of LaGrange, Ga., and Evan (Tamara) Saunders of Waterford. Dearest grandmother of Devon, Ashley and Andrew Smith and Mikayla Saunders. Also surviving are other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a eulogy service at 7 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford and Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 W. Congress St., Milwaukee. Funeral service to follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Church. The Rev. James Dokos will officiate. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford is serving the family. www.berndt-ledesma.com.