Lucy Ellen Cromwell

1938 ∼ 2020

Lucy Ellen Cromwell

Lucy Ellen Cromwell, 81, of Mashpee, passed away peacefully at Falmouth Hospital on June 28, 2020. Beloved wife of William Cromwell and daughter of the late William and Yolanda Tanneyhill of Mashpee. 

After Everett High School, Lucy graduated from Simmons College, Boston, joining the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She began her working at life at Filene’s Basement, whilst continuing her studies in fashion and retail at the DeVore Charm School, where she was appointed as a director. 

After a stint modelling, she married investment banker, Ted Wynne and moved first to New York City and then on to England in 1967, to raise her sons in London. In ‘69 she started the pioneering hairdresser “Splinters”, London’s first upscale black salon. Lucy’s career ran through jewelry, Interior Design and later as a fashion buyer for Selfridges department store. With deep ties to the Cape, she returned every summer to her house in North Falmouth. 

From her home in London she enjoyed travelling, to the Algarve, the Rivieras, skiing in the Alps and Russia to see the Bolshoi in St Petersburg.

Vivacious, charming, always stylish, witty and generous, Lucy had an infectious joie de vivre. She led an amazing life with amazing friends and loved nothing more than entertaining. 

Lucy moved back to Mashpee in ‘94, remarried to William in ‘97 and became a vibrant, active member of the Cotuit Center of the Arts. 

She loved needlepoint, reading, theatre, disco, frogs, abstract expressionism, and Chardonnay. She and William were often spotted in the Vineyard and recently enjoyed a fantastic cruise to Bermuda. 

A dazzling ball of energy and a loving wife, Lucy was also a doting mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband William, Lucy is survived by two children, Matthew Wynne (Lucy Ives) of Sussex, England, Jay Wynne of London, England, William’s daughter Denyse Mackey (Warren Mackey) of Albany, NY and by her five beloved grandchildren Madison, Makayla, Frank, Barnaby, and Harvey.

A celebration of Lucy’s life will be announced by the Cotuit Centre for the Arts. 

No flowers please, donations to CCFTA, via https://ci.ovationtix.com/31005/store/donations/12665 or by mail P.O. Box 2042, Cotuit, MA 02635.

Donations

No flowers please, donations to CCFTA, via https://ci.ovationtix.com/31005/store/donations/12665 or by mail P.O. Box 2042, Cotuit, MA 02635.

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Lucy Ellen Cromwell

1938 ∼ 2020

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