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Lucy C. Reff

January 12, 2019

Lucy C. ReffLucy C. Reff, 23, of Clayton passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Calling hours will be held at St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton on Sunday, January 20, from 2 - 5 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church on Monday, January 21, at 11 AM. Spring burial in St. Mary's Cemetery will be at a time and date to be announced.

Lucy was born in Watertown on April 23, 1995, daughter of Mark A. and Laura E. Bogenschutz Reff. She was a 2014 graduate of Thousand Islands High School and a 2017 graduate of Jefferson Community College with an Allied Health Degree. Lucy was a medical student at Upstate Medical University in the Respiratory Therapy Department and was due to graduate in May.

She had worked as an employee at the Koffee Kove Restaurant and as a clerk at Reinman's Department Store, both in Clayton, and was a dental office assistant in Syracuse. Currently, Lucy was a Respiratory Therapist at Upstate Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Crouse Hospital.

She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was an altar server and enjoyed volunteering for events, which included the Booster Club and Food Fair. She had been a Girl Scout and through her school years, a soccer player. Lucy also enjoyed dancing and had instructed in Hip Hop at the Tricia Clement Dance Studio. She loved the outdoors, the River, boating and jet skiing, snowmobiling, exercising, and running. She owned an American quarter horse, Miss Peppy Solo, known as Reba. Lucy enjoyed being an equestrian, competing in 4-H competitions, and was a member of both the Black River Valley and St. Lawrence Valley Horse Associations.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Laura Reff, Clayton; brother, Joshua A. Reff, Clayton; paternal grandmother, Clara J. Reff, Clayton; maternal grandmother, Veronica A. Bogenschutz, Watertown; fiance, Skyler J. Weston, LaFargeville, his mother, Jana L. Robbins, LaFargeville and his sister, Shyanne L. Yelle, Brownville; her best friend and maid of honor, Jessie Seeger; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to either Lucy Reff Scholarship, c/o Upstate Foundation/Health Professions Alumni Association, 750 E. Adams, CAB 326, Syracuse, NY 13210 or because Lucy would have been proud of being an organ donor and the lives she has saved, the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, 30 Corporate Woods #220, Rochester, NY 14623. Online condolences to Lucy's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#36 Janet Bates-Heady 2019-02-12 16:13
Laura, I'm so very sorry about your loss.
Janet Bates-Heady
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#35 Kimberly J. Quimby 2019-01-27 15:15
Words cannot convey, how truly sorry I am for your Family's loss. I can't imagine your heartbreak.
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#34 Rhonda Obrien 2019-01-21 18:34
There are no words that can explain my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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#33 Jesse Smith 2019-01-21 16:44
Laura, Mark, and Josh,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Lucy is one of my most memorable childhood friends and all around amazing soul to have known. My Condolences.
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#32 Sylvia Anderson-Shou 2019-01-20 22:04
A beautiful butterfly whose wings were cut too soon. She was endlessly working to make herself a better person,if that was at all possible. She was pretty near perfect. She always wanted to help others. So kind and caring. I loved listening to her talk about her new adventures, her impending marriage, her new job , her horse, her family. She never was negative about anything. She was in love with life. Words cannot .express the sadness I feel for your family at this tragic time.
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#31 Carol DeForest 2019-01-20 16:42
Mark, Laura & Family: Our condolences and prayers to you in this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort and surround you with His love.
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#30 Sarah Deem 2019-01-20 14:28
I am so sorry for your loss. Lucy will be loved and missed forever.
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#29 Alia Ososkalo 2019-01-20 14:15
So sorry Mark, Laura and family! Praying for you all- for peace and comfort. Lucy was really special!
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#28 Zane&Helen Bogenschu 2019-01-20 12:50
My dear Mark, Laura and Josh, Zane and I are so very sorry to hear about Lucy she was a sweet young lady, sorry we couldn’t be there with you but you are all in our thoughts and prayers!!
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#27 Adams-Shepherd 2019-01-19 22:23
Laura, Mark, Josh & Family;
We are holding you on our hearts and fervently in prayer as you navigate this terribly tragic loss. While we don’t believe that God took Lucy from you we do believe God’s love received her and is surrounding you and Lucy will always be very near. With our love and prayers, Kathie, Shep, Myles and Sarah
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