Lacey, Francis DeSales "Frankie", Sr.
Birth: Tuesday, October 03, 1939
Residence: Avenue, MD
Death: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 81
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Francis DeSales "Frankie" Lacey, Sr. 81, of Avenue, MD passed away on January 12, 2021. He was born on October 3, 1939 in Oakley, MD. He was the son of the late Ann Gertrude Quade Lacey and George Albert Lacey.

Frankie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Jean Wathen Lacey and his children Gloria Grinder (Ronnie) of Avenue, MD, Donna Faunce (Terry) of Leonardtown, MD, Cheryl Faunce (Dale) of Clements, MD, Karen Buckler (Timmy) of St. Leonard, MD, and Francis "Rusty" Lacey, Jr. (Melissa) of Avenue, MD, as well as 8 grandchildren – Joseph "TJ" Faunce (Tammy), Amy Williams (Darrell). Madison Edelen (John), Dylan Faunce, Nathan Grinder, Declan Lacey, Collin Lacey, and Brooklyn Lacey, and 7 great grandchildren – Mackenzie Landau-Long, Mia Young, Madison Faunce, Kyle Williams, Chloe Williams, Olivia Faunce, and Nolan Faunce.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Joseph Lacey, Helen Seymour, Elizabeth "Puddin" Huseman. George "Dink" Lacey, Eleanor Russell, Thomas Lacey, William Lacey, Lorraine Hall, John "Stevie" Lacey, Robert "Bobby" Lacey, Jim Ed Lacey, and his "adopted brother" Willie Hill.

Frankie will be remembered as a man who was hard working, kind, dependable, faithful, and fun loving. As a young man, he drove a delivery truck, farmed tobacco, and worked as a brick layer. Later, he started his own masonry business and was a school bus contractor for St. Mary's County Public Schools. He had great faith in God and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Bushwood, MD and also attended mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Solomon's, MD. His love for community was demonstrated by his service in (and later his support of) the fire department, at church dinners, school fundraisers, and at various functions supporting the Sea Scouts. He was very generous with his time, talent, and resources and could always be counted on to lend a hand to someone in need. He could fix anything (appliances, cars, or toys) and if he couldn't fix it, one of his brothers could. He never turned down a project. In his spare time, he liked to go out with friends, play cards, fish or just go for a boat ride, watch NASCAR races, travel and spend time with his family.
He was loved deeply and will be truly missed.

The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Due to COVID-19, the Funeral Service and Interment will be private. Pallbearers will be TJ Faunce, Darrell Williams, Dylan Faunce, Nathan Grinder, Kevin Pross, and Mike Lacey.
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