Cover photo for Lucille (Matro)  Povero's Obituary
Lucille (Matro)  Povero Profile Photo
1941 Lucille 2022

Lucille (Matro) Povero

October 25, 1941 — January 16, 2022

Seneca Falls

SENECA FALLS - Lucille (Matro) Povero, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Huntington Living Center. Lucille was a lifelong resident of Seneca Falls and graduated from Mynderse Academy in 1959. She attended Syracuse University, majoring in Communications. Early in her career she worked at Clifton Springs Hospital in admissions, and then for both WSFW and WGVA radio stations in sales & marketing. She later opened her own pet grooming shop in Seneca Falls, Love & Kisses Pet Grooming, that she operated until her retirement.

Lucille was quite an activist for the community, particularly for women's rights. In 1978, Lucille became the caretaker and founding President for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton house on Washington St. She lived there with her family for 3 years while acquiring the funding to turn the site into the museum that it is today.

Lucille is also a founding member of the National Women's Hall of Fame. According to a NY Times article dated July 19, 1982, she arranged to have Alan Alda come to Seneca Falls and give a speech on inauguration day. Mr. Alda also cut the ribbon to formally open the museum.

Lucille is survived by her 3 daughters; Tracy Povero Molta (Bob) of Syracuse, Lisa Povero Gillette (Hal) of St. Petersburg, FL and Jackie Povero Bonilla (Carlos) of Parrish, FL; her sister Patti Matro Durr (John) of Memphis, TN and her brother, Tom Matro (Debbie) of Newfield, NJ. Lucille has 4 grandchildren: Joe Molta, John Molta, Vanessa Gillette Wyland and Weston Gillette, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Louis and Patty (Valenti) Matro.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 22nd from 10 AM - 12 NOON, followed by a funeral service at Doran Funeral Home, 4 East Bayard St., Seneca Falls. Interment in St. Columbkille Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Fetch A Friend Rescue, 92 Garden St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lucille (Matro) Povero, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Calling Hours

Saturday, January 22, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Doran Funeral Home - Seneca Falls

4 East Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Doran Funeral Home - Seneca Falls

4 East Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 11

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree