Lucia Gerbino Worley Obituary

Lucia Gerbino Worley, 93, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2022, at Hackettstown Medical Center. Lucia was born in Syracuse NY in 1928 to Italian immigrant parents Luigi and Filomena Gerbino. She spent many days ice skating in her youth. Later she enjoyed singing and studying voice. She married in 1948 and moved to NJ when Esso employed her husband. She raised five children and made homes in Rahway, Mount Freedom, Mendham Township, Verona and restored a historic home in Flanders, her last residence, with her daughter Maria. From 1962 to 1964 the family moved to the Netherlands when her husband accepted an overseas assignment with Exxon. Lucia was an artist and sculptor and was highly active in the Morristown Art Association. She had exhibits of her work and sold several of her creations. She also invested her energies in legal reform organizations, New Jersey Women’s Battered Women, Morristown Women’s Club, taught art lessons, and was talented at refinishing furniture and sewing. She loved reading, history, entertaining and crafting. She was a charter member of the Mt. Olive Township Historical Society, a member of Mt Olive Seniors, and was active with the Friends of the Mt. Olive Public Library. She is survived by two daughters, Thea Dunkle, Budd Lake and Maria Worley, Flanders, and one son, Arthur Worley, Netcong. Her two sons Michael and Christian predeceased her. Two sisters survive her. She has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Lucia had a full creative life and at her request her remains will be interred with her parents in Syracuse NY. A celebration of life will be hosted later. Lucia touched many lives, and she will be missed.

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