Torrington- Shirley A. Lucas, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.
Ms. Lucas was born in Torrington on December 11, 1941, daughter of the late Jay L. and Della M. (Marchell) Farnham and was a lifelong city resident. She was a secretary and accounting assistant with the Torrington Company, retiring after 28 years of service. Shirley was a lifelong communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. She enjoyed socializing with friends from the Torrington Company, bowling, and vacationing with family, especially at Martha’s Vineyard; Easton, Maryland; and Fenwick Island, Delaware. She will be remembered for her great love and devotion to her family.
Survivors include two sons, John J. Lucas, III, and his wife Debbie of New Hartford, and Richard M. Lucas and his wife Lynne of Alexandria, VA; three grandchildren, John J. Lucas, IV, Katherine A. Lucas, and Michael J. Lucas; and a niece, Louise McCourt of Chesapeake, VA. Ms. Lucas was predeceased by a brother, Raymond C. Farnham in 1963.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton. There are no calling hours. Burial in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington, will be private. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, is in care of arrangements.
At Shirley’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Capital Chapter, 1400 K St. NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005 or St. John Paul the Great Parish, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley A. (Farnham) Lucas, please visit our floral store.