Michael Lucas, Jr, 92, longtime resident of Sandy Hook, died September 28, at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. He was born January 10, 1926, a son of Grace (Soule) and Michael Lucas, Sr.
Mr Lucas was employed at Fairfield Hills Hospital and the State of Connecticut as a driver for many years until his retirement. Prior to that, he served in the US Army during World War II in France and Germany.
Mr Lucas also served as a chief for the Sandy Hook Fire Department and was a Life Member. He celebrated his 70th anniversary with the company this past January.
He was also active in his church, St Rose of Lima in Newtown, and the Knights of Columbus.
A son, Michael Lucas, III, of Stratford; a daughter, Susan Petty, and her husband, Dennis, of Sandy Hook; two grandsons, John Petty and his wife, Jenna Cooper, of New Milford, and Robert Petty and his wife, Stacey Petty, of Sandy Hook; and two great-grandchildren survive him.
His parents and his wife of 68 years, Josephine Lucas, predeceased him.
Friends may call Tuesday, October 2, from 4 to 7 pm, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, October 3, at 10:30 am, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Interment in St Rose Cemetery, Newtown, will be at a later time.
Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill CT 06067, or online at alz.org, in memory of his beloved wife, Josephine Lucas.