Former Newtown fire chief dies

October 1, 2018

NEWTOWN - Former Fire Chief Michael Lucas, a member of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. for more than 70 years, died Friday.

He was 92 years old.

He was a longtime resident of Sandy Hook with Josephine, his late wife for 68 years.

According to his death notice, Lucas was born Jan. 10, 1926, the son of the late Michael Lucas Sr, and Grace Soule Lucas. He 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 Army during WWII in France and Germany.

He was also active in his church, St Rose of Lima in Newtown as well as the Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery will be at a later time.

Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 www.alz.org. In memory of his wife Josephine Lucas.

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