WALLINGFORD - Daniel A. Lucas, 85, beloved husband of Regina O'Brien Lucas, of Wallingford, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Masonicare Health Center.
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Daniel was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 12, 1927, son of the late George and Mary (O'Neill) Lucas and was a U. S. Navy Veteran. He had been employed by Southern New England Telephone Company for 30 years until his retirement in 1985. A railroad buff and collector of trains, Daniel pursued his passion by volunteering at the Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven serving as conductor and motorman. He also volunteered in the New Haven Public Schools as a literacy tutor at Quinnipiac Elementary School. He was an honorary member of American Legion Post 73 and a longtime member of the Wallingford Rod and Gun Club. He loved golfing in his spare time and he also enjoyed traveling with his wife of 62 years and spending time with his family. Daniel was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church for 55 years serving as usher, lector and as Minister of the Eucharist.
He is survived by his wife, Regina K. Lucas; daughters, Patricia A. (Frank) Morgillo, of Florida, Maureen C. (Dr. Lewis) Labbadia, of Middletown, Rosemary L. Cummings, of Wallingford, Regina L. Hebert, of Newtown; and son, Daniel B. (Lorraine) Lucas, of Goshen. He was predeceased by his daughter, Eileen M. (John) Corbett, of Southbury. Daniel was the grandfather of nine granddaughters; and eight grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his sister, Geraldine Sanderson, of South Carolina; brothers-in-law, John J. (Janice) and Edward (Elizabeth) O'Brien. He was predeceased by his brothers, George and Paul; and his sister, Patricia A. Lucas. He was predeceased by sister-in-law, Marguerite and her husband, H. Roy Westervelt.
His family would like to thank the staff of Masonicare Health Center on Wooster 2 and Hospice Care for the compassionate care that they provided to Daniel, his wife and family.
His family will receive relatives and friends at The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, on Thursday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:45 a.m. from The Wallingford Funeral Home when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery in Wallingford.In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to Holy Trinity School, 11 North Whittlesey Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the
, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Published in The Record-Journal on July 18, 2012