He had lived for five months at the Carriage House in Westerly, preceded by six happy years at the Elms, a retirement residence. Prior to that he lived in Milford, CT. for 56 years, one block away from Gulf Beach.
Born in Bridgeport, CT. to Gawn Orr Lucas and Daisy Hart Lucas, he enlisted in the U.S. Army AirCorps at the beginning of World War II. He served as an air traffic controller at various airfields in Europe throughout the war.
He married the former Irene Burritt in 1947 and spent his working career in CT. at the Singer Sewing Machine Company and Raybestos Company as a production manager. He welcomed his only child, Bryan Lucas, in 1950. His granddaughters, Valerie and Audrey, arrived in 1988 and 1994.
George enjoyed many hobbies including walking, golf, gardening, softball and bike riding. He and his younger brother Harold were members of the Orange Hills Country Club in Orange, CT. and the Lucas boys frequently partnered together for competitive rounds of golf.
He was a member and former officer of the American Legion Post #34 in Milford, CT. He was known for his outgoing personality and warm regard for friends and neighbors, always willing to lend a helping hand.
He was recognized for his long, daily walks to and around Gulf Beach in Milford, CT. regardless of inclement weather. He would walk for three to six miles a day through his seventies. His neighbors’ fondly dubbed him “the mayor of Milford.”
George is survived by his son Bryan Doran Lucas and daughter-in-law Lynn Gauman of Wakefield, his granddaughter Valerie Gauman Lucas of North Hollywood, CA. and his granddaughter Audrey Gauman Lucas of Wakefield. His beloved wife Irene Burritt Lucas preceded him in death in 2007. His dear brother Harold preceded him in death by one day.
A memorial service will be held at the Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue, Milford CT 06460, on Saturday, April 27th at 1130 am.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Andrew Preschool, 15 East Beach Road, Charlestown RI 02813. For guest book and condlonces,averystortifuneralhome.com