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Former Washington, DC Attorney and Banker, died after a short illness on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Vibra Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Emmet was born on March 7, 1935, during the Great Depression, at Georgetown University Hospital. He was the son of Charles Timothy Lucey and Catherine O'Toole of Foxhall Village in Washington, DC. He was one of nine children, and is survived by his brother, Barry and sisters, Maureen, Norah, and Shannon. Emmet grew up near Olney, MD, at the Cloverly Family Farm. He was a polio survivor, thanks to two years of intensive care by his mother.
He attended Georgetown University and Georgetown Law School at night, while working at Sears. His legal expertise was extensive. He chartered many new banks, including banks in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was personally on the Boards of several District of Columbia and Annapolis, MD banks. He was also active in the Democratic Party. Emmet was a runner; and he finished the Marine Corps Marathon. He enjoyed golf and nickel poker. He also had a home in St. Michaels, Maryland. Emmet was a third generation Irish-American, who traveled extensively.
He was married to Mary Lou Bloise for many years, with whom he had five children, Charles, Caitilin, Justin, Emmet and Lorcan, all who survive him. He is also survived by six grandchildren. More recently, Emmet lived in Murrells Inlet, SC, with his second wife, who preceded him in death in 2011.
The family will hold a private celebration to inter his ashes next to his father, mother, brothers, Kerry and Timothy; and sister, Kathleen, in Thurmont, MD on November 11, 2017.
Donations in lieu of flowers and services may be made to St. Anselm's Abbey (Att: Lucey Fund), 4501 South Dakota Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017, for the benefit of the work and end of life care of Fr. Aidan and other monks who have taught at the Washington school for young men, including several of Emmet's children. (Telephone: 202-269-2300 • Fax: 202-269-2312).

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 23, 2017