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“To Lucy's family ~I am so very sorry to have heard of the passing of your dear mother, grandmother and friend. She was certainly a very kind and...Read More »
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“One of the most gracious ladies that I have ever known has passed a way. I had the great privilege to know Lucy from an early age, when she attended...Read More »
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“Peggy and I remember so fondly our group trip that we took with Lucy to Puerto Vallarta so many years ago. Lucy took us by the hand to show us the...Read More »
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“Lucy's FamilyI have such wonderful memories of a dear loving lady who sat across from Terri and me at Shell Crafters on Sanibel. She loved making...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Goz Gosselin - Fort Myers, FL

“I was so sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. She enriched all of our lives as a colleague and a friend with her talents, enthusiasm, energy, humor and...Read More »
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“Our family and the Read family were best of friends for more than seventy-five years. Lucy's entrance was first made in 1940 at the age of three when...Read More »
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“Lucy and family ~ Your mom was the most beautiful and classiest lady in the whole neighborhood. She had a wonderful heart and there was always a...Read More »
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“My sincerest condolences. She is with the Lord in a better place. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Husted - North Miami, FL

“To the Read Family,Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear one. May the "God of all comfort" be with you and fill your hearts...Read More »
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“I will never forget the beautiful memories we shared walking the beach at Ft. Myers Beach collecting shells and learning how to make floral...Read More »
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Lucy Anne Read, daughter of the late Reverend Cannon Ralph D. Read and Helen Nothnagle, passed away January 15, 2017. She was born on November 3, 1938 in New York City and lived most of her life in West Hartford, Connecticut. Lucy graduated from Oxford School in 1956, and Centenary College for Women in 1958. She studied at the University of Madrid in Spain, from 1958 to 1959, and then at Alliance Française Paris Ile-de-France in 1959. She was married in Madrid, Spain to Francisco de Asis Pastor Masferrer and then lived in Seville, Spain until 1966. When she moved back to the United States Lucy lived with her father and mother at 39 Middlefield Drive in West Hartford. She was later married to Richard Eugene Platt (1971-1981), residing on 27 Montclair Drive in West Hartford.
She graduated from the University of Hartford, majoring in Spanish and minoring in French, and received her Master's Degree in Linguistics at Central State University. She taught Spanish, French and English as-a-second-language, in elementary and middle schools, throughout the West Hartford Public School System, for 23 years, retiring in June 1997. She directed a successful Mexican Exchange Program with the ABC School in Ciudad Satellite Mexico, D.F. for six years and additionally created numerous, cultural trips for teachers. Lucy loved to travel extensively across the globe, and her other passions included, family, friends, gardening, music and helping others.
Lucy is survived by two sons, Francisco Patxi Pastor of Miami Beach, FL and Ralph Anthony David Fermin Pastor of Boulder, CO, a daughter, Lucy Pastor, of Mesa, AZ, along with a stepson, Clayton E. Platt, and his wife Linda, of Concord, NH, and 7 grandchildren, Jeremy, Benjamin, Nicole, Michael, Cali, Emma and Cody. Additionally, she leaves a beloved friend of 30 years Richard Witherell.
Lucy wintered in Ft. Myers Beach, FL, where she became an avid shell collector, winning numerous, blue ribbon awards for her hand made artwork that she created with shells. She was a member of the Shell Crafters organization in Sanibel, FL and volunteered her services there for many years. For almost two decades, all proceeds from the sales of her arts and crafts were donated to benefit her beloved St. Vincent's Centre for Handicapped Children in Haiti which provides critically needed food, medicine, clothing and schooling for disabled and blind children. Lucy's philanthropic work began in her early years, helping refugees from countries around the world and then continued throughout her life, focusing on helping children and those less fortunate.
Contributions may be made in Lucy's memory to St. Vincent's Centre for Handicapped Children in Haiti, c/o St. James's Episcopal Church Offices, 19 Walden Street, West Hartford, CT 06107.
A wake will be held by the family on Friday January 20, 2017 from 5-7PM, at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. For more information, please visit: www.taylorandmodeen.com.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11AM at Saint James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107 and followed by a reception hosted by the family.
The burial will be private with attendance being at the invitation of the family on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11AM at Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107.