First Posted: 1/16/2008
Connie Lacey, Clarks Summit died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Hospice Unit of the Mercy Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas James Lacey who died May 5, 1980. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Betty Carr Kellam, Clarks Summit and the late David Kellam. Prior to retiring in 2000, she was employed by Abington Heights School District for over 20 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church. She was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother. Her seven grandchildren were the light of her life. She touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She had a great love for both animals and the beach. Also surviving is her son, David Lacey and his wife Terri, Clarks Summit; daughters, Patricia Swarts, Clarks Summit; Kelly Gauntlett and her husband, Tom, Clarks Summit and Elizabeth Casciaro, and her husband Tom, Burke, VA; her companion, David Shook with whom she resided; a brother, Ron Kellam, and his wife Barb, Lancaster; grandchildren Kaitlyn and Thomas James (T.J.) Lacey, Justin Swarts, Megan and Sean Corcoran, Lauren and Ryan Casciaro. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 12 from Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Arrangements by the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. To send an online condolence, visit . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Lackawanna Humane Society, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit PA 18411.