April 21, 1925 ~ October 9, 2020

Born in: Nassau, Ny
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lucille Guilka Lamy, 95, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020.

Mrs. Lamy was born April 21, 1925, in Lynnbrook Co., Nassau, NY to the late William E. Guilka and Emma V. Schirp Guilka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emile Ray Lamy and her son, Joseph Phillip Lamy.

At various times in her career she had worked as a beautician, a seamstress and in the fabric department of Belk’s. She was an active member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence where she served on the Altar Guild and a member of the Catholic Daughters.

Mrs. Lamy is survived by her daughter, Carol Lamy Walker and her husband, Gene; her daughter-in-law, Mary Lamy; four grandchildren, Brad Walker (Mary), Brooke Walker, Elizabeth Lamy Santos (David) and Phillip Lamy; and two great-grandchildren, Joseph Lamy Santos and Natalie Jean Walker.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. David R. McCanless at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Basilica of St. Lawrence. Due to Covid, the Funeral Mass is limited to immediate family only. Interment will follow at Lewis Memorial Park.

Mrs. Lamy will lie in repose at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue on Sunday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. where family and friends may pay respects.

Face masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral home and at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (StJude.org) or to St. Labre Indian School (StLabre.org).


For those who wish to pay their respects: October 11, 2020 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Mass: October 12, 2020 2:00 pm

Basilica of St. Lawrence DM
97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Burial: October 12, 2020 3:00 pm

Lewis Memorial Park
415 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. I am so sad to lose my wonderful neighbor Lucille. She would come over to me while I was sitting on my front porch and say, “I thought I’d come over and visit you. I don’t want you to be lonely.” We had some wonderful visits and memories of how Asheville used to be back in the day. Lucille is Heaven-bound, and is so missed!

  2. I have such fond memories of Lucille from our time together at The Cloisters condos. I loved her sense of humor as well as her ability to assist others invoke images of Asheville as she knew it over the years. She dearly loved the Basilica and the many hours she spent there as a volunteer. You deserve your place in Heaven.

  3. So glad that Lucille was blessed with two wonderful children, Carol and Joe and their families. She lived a long life dedicated to her church and loved ones and is now one of God”s angels.

  4. I knew Mrs. Lamy as a child. I went to school for a time with Carol. and later in life knew her from the Asheville Stamp Club. She and her husband where always helping out at the school and on field days ran the concession stand, they had the best hot dogs. she was considerate of everyone, and took care of several people. The world is a better place for her having been in it . Carol I am sorry for your loss

  5. Lucille…was a light, delightful, independent woman who loved the church and driving.

    She will be missed by many at the Basilica. I had the pleasure of working along side of her through some of my years on the Altar guild.

    May she be greeted by the Angels.

    May those left behind remember her humor and kindness.


  6. I’d like to take this time to thank the family so much for allowing me to have a bond with beautiful Lucille. The many stories and photos shared by the family made my day more than you will know. Thank you all for allowing me to care for such an amazing lady.

  7. Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of you Mom/Grandma. We are so sorry for your loss. Holding you close on our thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.
    A Mass has been scheduled for the repose of Lucille’s soul at the Basilica of St. Lawrence on 11/29/20 at 9 AM.
    Celine and Trent

  8. Lucille was a bright light at the Basilica. She took care of the church . . . she was a joy to me and to all the priests who served with her. May she dance with the angels!


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