Mrs. Marie G. (Ricci) Lucier, 87, of Hyannis MA and formerly of Mashpee MA & Milford MA went to her eternal rest on Monday (May 9, 2022) in the arms of her devoted son, Van P. Lucier, on Cape Cod at Royal of Cotuit Nursing Facility, Mashpee MA, after an illness.
She was the childhood sweetheart and loving wife for 64 years of the late Richard Viens Lucier who passed away December 17, 2016. They were wed February 7th 1953; they had been inseparable since the ages of 14 and 15 years of age. Their marriage was blessed with 64 years of true devotion, and endless love. They are now reunited “Together Forever”.
Marie was born in Milford Hospital, the oldest of two children, daughter of the late Antoinette M. (Panichelli) Ricci Kusiak and the late Albert S. Ricci.
Marie attended the former Sacred Heart parochial school in Milford MA, grades 1 thru 8 and transferred to Milford High School, proudly graduating from the Class of 1952. She is noted in her Oak, Lily & Ivy yearbook as a featured attraction, being a sparkling, talented, attractive and great dancer in all the minstrel shows she performed in during her four years at Milford High School. She was also a member of the Glee Club; the O.L.&I. Committee; the Commercial Club and the Minstrel Show for all four years.
As a young woman Marie was employed as a paralegal secretary for the law office of the late William J. Murray, Esq. As with many Milfordians in the 1950’s she was also employed at the former Bickford Shoe Company; the former Porter Shoe Company and the former Stylon Corporation. After that she worked nonstop at the most rewarding, important and memorable job of all, raising her three children who she cherished with all her heart.
Survivors include her devoted son & caretaker, Van Paul Lucier, whom she lived with; her son Russell P. Lucier and his wife Donna M. (Zacchilli); her Cape Cod Family whom she truly loved as her own children: Phillip J. Macomber who was also a caretaker and confidant and loved as her own son; Janice Macomber, Sheryl (Macomber) Mattivello and her husband Ralph J. Mattivello Jr.; and their son Anthony Joseph, who she treated like her grandson and was affectionately called “Nonnie” by Anthony, who was the apple of Nonnie’s eye. Also Gregory J. Mello and Paul R. Mello and many nieces, nephews and a “special cousin” Albert M. Recchia.
Marie was the mother of the late Jean Marie Lucier, who died in 1971.
Her funeral will be held Monday (May 16th) from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford MA.Burial will follow in North Purchase Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be held Monday (May 16th) from 10am to 11:30am at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, prior to her Funeral Mass.