Thomas R. Bobby Lucas of Braintree formerly of Dedham passed away March 6, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved husband for 64 years to the late Lillian (Wolinsky) Lucas. Bob served in the Army during WWII as a Staff Sargeant, First Airborne Infantry, 550th Glider Pilot Regiment, Battle of the Bulge. While in combat, Bob was shot through the chest, healed, and returned to combat, ultimately to become a POW MIA for several months. Bob received a Purple Heart and a Purple Heart with Oak leaf clusters. Bob was a MDC Police Officer serving from 1954-1986. He started in the Blue Hills Division and transferred shortly afterwards to South Boston, Old Colony Division where he spent the remainder of his career retiring as a Massachusetts State Trooper. Bob was the devoted father two children, his daughter Patricia Girard and husband Kenneth of Braintree and his son Stephen Lucas of Norton. He was also the cherished Papa of Ross, Hayley and Devon Lucas. Bob was the beloved brother of Mary Lou-Lou Smith of CA. and the late Francis Sonny Lucas, Ruthy Fuller and William Lucas. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family members, neighbors and friends. Funeral Mass was in the Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth Landing Tuesday, March 12. Relatives and friends were invited. Visitation was held prior to Mass in the South Weymouth McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St. (RT.18 opp. South Shore Hospital). Interment was at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in bobs memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Guest book and directions go to mcdonald-funeralhomes.com.
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Published in Braintree Forum from Mar. 9 to Mar. 16, 2013