George Francis Lucey
George Francis Lucey of Arlington MA passed peacefully on February 5, 2020 after a courageous and graceful battle with cancer. Born on June 15, 1953 in Cambridge MA George owned and operated a plumbing company, the Lucey Company Plumbing and Heating in Belmont, MA , and was beloved by customers and contractors alike. He loved his work. He was known as a deeply kind and generous man with a ready smile. His goal in life was to love everyone unconditionally and he did so naturally – with family, friends and every person he met. His steadfast belief in the oneness of all creatures created an aura of peace and healing around him that was felt by all. He was truly a remarkable soul, and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his mother Christine Buckley, wife Julie (Rackliffe) and daughters, Noelle Lucey and her husband Jeremy Paulus of Bocas del Toro Panama and Madeleine Lucey of Arlington and Baltimore, MD; two brothers, James (Karen) Loftus of Westwood, MA and Christopher (Patricia) Lucey of Bloomfield, CT. The family is grateful to Care Dimensions Hospice for their compassionate and attentive care.
A memorial service will be held at St Anne’s Chapel at the Bethany House of Prayer, 181 Appleton Street in Arlington at 11:00 am on February 15th followed by a celebration of his life at the Masonic Temple (19 Academy Street Arlington, MA 1:00-5:00 pm).
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the Greater Boston Church of Spiritualism. www.greaterbostonchurchofspiritualism.com
George was a truly kind and generous person; always happy to help out. I feel lucky to have known him.
George was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. He was one of the kindest souls I've ever met. Never had a badd word to say about anybody. May he rest in peace
Dear Julie and family, I am so sorry that George has died. I didn't known him for long, but his influence on me-- his kindness, his gentle openness-- will last me for the rest of my life. May God bless you and comfort you all through this difficult time.
George will be missed by a lot of people he was a positive force and a good example on how to treat people. Sorry for your loss Julie and Madeline and Noel he will be missed
My husband and I valued George as a wonderful plumber and expert as well as a very fine person. His smile always present. Our condolences to his wife, children and family.
As a Buckley family member and cousin of George's dear mother Christine Buckley, I must say that George's distinctive "pleasant air" and his "benevolent presence" bear witness to God's Holy Spirit, a truly remarkable gift from God that is found in several Buckley family members including George's most loving and devoted mother Christine, her brother Jim who devoted his life to this gift of extreme benevolence by becoming an ordained Catholic Priest, and my own dear father who many people remember using the exact same words/sentiments used to remember George. I treasure this deep connection to God that permeates our extended family and my hope is that George's children will carry on his legacy of profound kindness, decency, and benevolence.
George and I go back a lot of years. Hr was a wonderful guy....he'll truly be missed. He was my plumber, but over the years he became my friend......and a good one. He had such a pleasant air about him. My sincere condolences to the family.
Julie, Our love, thoughts and prayers are with Madeleine, Noelle, and you. George will always remain in our hearts and be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.
A beautiful soul who will be dearly missed.
I will be grateful to George forever, and your obituary so captures the beauty of his spirit -- thank you.....We were so lucky to know him, and he left the world a better place in so many ways....
First of all, beautiful obituary that did justice to George!
I can only add that George was a gentle, thoughtful presence. When I visited the Lucey family, George would notice a need of a guest and his response was so quietly helpful and kind.
I will miss him but I believe his benevolent presence will always be with us.
George was an exceptional man in that he combined a great gift in his chosen profession and a sweet and kind nature. He came to our rescue on many occasions, dealing with flooding basements, non functioning heaters, and noisy fans, and all with a low key graciousness that made you feel like royalty! David and I will miss him for both as his great skills as a plumber and his sense of gracious dignity. Sending many sympathies to his family.
We are deeply saddened by the news of Georges passing. George was a great friend! Words cannot express our sorrow! Our heartfelt condolences to the Lucey family. God Bless, Joseph and Susan McSweeney
My deepest sympathy. George rest in peace . Lynda Mcsweeney-Giardina
George was such a kind man I am so sad and sorry for your loss-
May my sympathy accompany you at this time of sadness.
Although I only reconnected with George in the last two years, I am so happy to have known him. I met George in high school, and he truly brought joy to everyone he was friends with. It was really a shock to find out that he was gone. My deepest condolences to his wife Julie, and his daughters, his mother Christine, and his brothers Jimmy and Chris.
It's difficult to find the words to express my sadness for this profound and sudden loss. Always ready with a laugh, George was such a kind, warm presence. A treasured partner, father, teacher and friend. A man of dedication and purpose, serious and strong. A man who searched for meaning in all that he did. I am so very sorry and offer deepest condolences to the family, especially Julie, Madeleine, and Noelle.
George was an unabashedly sweet man, who I found entered a room expecting the best intentions of others. That countenance always put me at ease -- and Lord knows he helped us on some plumbing projects on which we were desperate to keep things moving! I am so sorry to know of his passing, in particular because it is so very premature. I think of you all daily during this painful time of loss and transition. Much love.
I am so grateful to have known George, and am so sorry that the time to bid him farewell came so early. Your family is in our prayers. Malia Crawford
Dear Julie and Maddy, our thoughts and prayers are with you now. He was indeed a gentle-man.
George died knowing he was well loved.
We are all here with you now.
Julie, Maddy, you are in our prayers. We are deeply sorry for your loss. George’s smile and kindness indeed will be missed.
Blessings and love to you Julie and Maddy—family and friends, in the passing of your husband, dad, and friend George. I pray he is knowing the love and grace of God and will be close to help you heal.
What a beautiful testimony to a man who lived such a deeply spiritual life. Our hearts are with you and Maddy.
I am so sad for all of us, and especially you, Julie and Madeleine... all our love to you both.
I am so sorry, Julie and Madeleine and all who loved George. May he Rest In Peace and you find comfort in your care and love for him.
A light has gone out in the world, and George's loss diminishes us all, but especially Julie and his daughters. May the sorrow at his passing be balanced with the joy of his life.
Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and sending you my love.
Julie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless,
A beautiful remembrance for a wonderful soul.
Julie and All,
My condolences to you and yours at this time.
I am lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know George over the past couple of years. I will never forget him.