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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell, 93, of 48 Wheaton Hollow Rd, Emporium, PA

Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell
Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell

Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell, 93, of 48 Wheaton Hollow Rd, Emporium, PA, 
died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA Thursday morning, (December 3, 2015).

She was born October 17, 1922 in Panama a daughter of the late Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez.

On October 31, 1970 in Dover, Delaware she married Gerald "Jerry" Gutgsell, who survives.

She was a loving wife of over 45 years. In her younger years, Lucy performed her national dance at carnivals in Panama City. She and her older brother also taught the national dance to others. 

Lucy worked for the government in the Agriculture Department as a photographer. She later worked as the General Council of the Panamanian government in Philadelphia and Italy. 

Lucy came to the United States in 1961 and became a US citizen in 1972. 

She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, dancing, playing piano and bongos, fishing, gardening, sewing, and bargain shopping. 


In addition to her husband Gerald "Jerry" Gutgsell
 are a
Son: Thomas A. Gutgsell, Dover, DE
, Daughter: Edith F. Gutgsell, Dover, DE, Son: Robert E. Gutgsell, Dover, DE, 
2 Grandchildren: Katrina and Gerald
,  Sister: Tulia Alvarez, Panama. 

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez of Panama City, Panama, 
Four Brothers and Four Sisters of Panama

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (December 12, 2015) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Germania Cemetery, Galeton, PA. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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