1945 – 2018
Thompson – Richard “Dick” Lucier, 73, of Ballard Rd., died Monday afternoon, April 16, 2018 at home. He was the loving companion of Pamela Ballard-Ross. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Ernest and Frances (Pickett) Lucier.
Mr. Lucier was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Air Force and worked for many years as an accountant. Dick had a love for nature, was an avid hiker and bird watcher who enjoyed many years participating in memberships with, “The Friends of Quabbin” “The Green Mountain Club” and the “Connecticut Audubon Society.” He was kind, compassionate, positive and strong; a man who bravely faced the challenges of two strokes and cancer with courage, who continued to put others first greeting each day and every person he met with a smile.
Richard is survived by his son, Robert Lucier and his wife Erica of Palmer, MA; daughter Kimberley Lambert and her husband Jim Lambert of TN; close friend and caregiver, Pamela Ballard-Ross and her two daughters, SaraBeth Ross of Seattle, WA, and Katielyn Ross and her fiancé Randy Adams of Portland, OR; a sister Barbara Evangelin of Auburn, MA; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; and an exceptional team of caregivers who supported him over the years.
A private funeral service will be followed by an open Celebration of Life at the CT Audubon Society Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd, Pomfret Center,CT 06259 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Audubon Society, P.O. Box 11, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 or online at https://www.ctaudubon.org/donate/ Please notate, “To Pomfret Center” for online donations. For memorial guestbook visitwww.GilmanAndValade.com.