When Lucia Radatti was born on 23 September 1864, in San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Puglia, Italy, her father, Tommaso Radatti, was 28 and her mother, Carolina Cursio, was 21. She married Angelo Nardella on 13 November 1882, in San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Puglia, Italy. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 November 1944, at the age of 80.
Feminine form of the old Roman given name Lucius, which is probably a derivative of Latin lux ‘light’. The girl's name is common in Italy and elsewhere, and is found as a learned, Latinate doublet of Lucy in England. St Lucia of Syracuse, who was martyred in 304 , was a very popular saint in the Middle Ages; she is often represented in medieval art as blinded and with her eyes on a platter, but the tradition that she had her eyes put out is probably based on nothing more than the association between light and eyes.