Lucille Pace

Lucille Pace

March 10, 1920 - April 29, 2010

Lucille Pace

March 10, 1920 - April 29, 2010


Lucille Pace: Born: March 10, 1920 – Died April 29, 2010

Lu was a dedicated loving daughter to Joseph and Mary Armentano, a generous sister to her 6 brothers and sisters, and a loving wife to Joseph Pace, her husband of 60 years, who preceded her in death.

Most of her youth was spent in Mt. Vernon, New York where she was educated and where she began her career. She stared at New York Bell Telephone Company, as an operator in 1945, moved up the corporate ladder, and retired after 40 years as an executive. She made many wonderful friendships with great memories.

After she and Joe retired, they moved to Mission Viejo, CA to be with her sister Betty and her family. There she enjoyed playing golf, writing poetry and cheering for all the little leaguers. Nicknamed the ‘Cowbell Lady,’ and #1 Fan, Lu was recognized in newspaper and magazine articles as well as being televised on CBS. But her favorite recognition of all was by all the young players she watched grow up to become young men.

Lu loved being surrounded by children, especially her nieces, nephews, great and great great nephews: Aidan, Reilly and Ethan Farris. They brought her many smiles, much joy and tugged at her heartstrings.

Lu is survived by her sister, Betty Luma, Anne Haslam, her brother Neil Armentano, and her many loving nieces and nephews. Her family and community will surely miss this wonderful woman, our Lu. You will always be in our hearts and prayers.

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3 responses to Lucille Pace

  1. we will miss you LU, your smiling face, and the many contributions you have given to the kids in little league, you have touched so many,and they will never forget you, i am extremely proud to have known you and your family–may god bless you- we all love you!!!

  2. Jim Napora says:


    Thanks for all the inspiration, words of encouragement, the sprinkling of holy water, and the glorious sound of your “cowbell” as you encouraged our youth to do their best. You were and always will be the “godmother” of all Viejo Little Leaguers. While the cowbell has been silenced, you will always be remembered and missed.

  3. Patty Porter says:

    Hit a big one LU.

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