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Paul J. Lucius

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Paul J. Lucius Obituary

Paul J. Lucius of Manchester, loving husband of Maura (McGuire) Lucius passed away on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, five days shy of his 83rd birthday. He was born and raised in Somerville, MA the son of the late Richard P. and Agnes E. Lucius. Paul served four years in the US. Navy from 1951-1955 after which he attended St. Anselm Collage in Manchester, NH majoring in foreign language and graduating in 1959. He earned a Masters degree in French and a sixth year degree from the University of Hartford. Paul taught both Spanish and French at Enfield High School for 35 years. He was fluent in five languages. Paul loved his students and teaching. He was musical. He enjoyed playing the piano and had a wonderful singing voice. Paul was also an avid pool player winning several tournaments locally. Besides his wife Maura, he is survived by his twin sister, Dorothy Kozloski , his niece Carol Lucius, his nephews, Stephen and Philip Kozloski, Richard Lucius and Paul Bottari, as well as the children, grandchildren from the Flanagan and Higgins families to whom he was known simply as "Uncle Paul". He also leaves his treasured friends from the Greer family. In addition to his parents Paul was predeceased by his sister, Constance Bottari, his brother, Richard Lucius, a niece Susan Bottari and a nephew Robert Bottari. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 4-7 pm at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St. Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 24th at 11:00 am at St. James Church, 896 Main St. Manchester. Everyone is asked to please go directly to church. Burial with military honors will be on Friday, April 25th at 12 noon in Mountain Grove Cemetery, 2675 North Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anselm College or to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 22, 2014
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