Vicky George Corombos Lucas, 91 of Cheshire passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 after fighting a great battle with Parkinson's over the last eight years. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward George Lucas, Sr. Vicky was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on August 5, 1924, a daughter of the late George Theodore and Marika Maimone Corombos, and had resided in Cheshire for the past forty six years. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Lucas Freeman of Cheshire, and Diana Emmalynn Gault, and her husband Maurice of Granby, one son, Edward George Lucas, and his wife Christine of Cheshire, six granchidren, Colleen Gault and John Gault, Everett Freeman, Jason Freeman and his wife Korena, Ted Freeman, and Alexandra Lucas, and two great grandchildren, Seren Schoenfeld and Eva Freeman. She is predeceased by one sister, Demetra Wilson, and two brothers, Ted Corombos, and Everett George Corombos.
It was a tribute to Vicky's passion for life that she endured the pain of Parkinson's each and every day. When her condition allowed her moments of freedom from pain, she would enjoy friends, family, and outings. To the end, she maintained a lively interest in everyone's lives offering her strength and support to others, and presenting a positive role model for all. With the extraordinary help from loving caregivers, and family members, Vicky was able to enjoy her home to the very end. Until Parkinson's robbed her of her ability to move easily, she hiked, danced, played tennis, and was always ready for an adventure, whether it be the theatre, music, museums, or art galleries. She was an avid pool player, actively challenging all who wanted to play at the Cheshire Senior Center. She participated as a Board Member at the Senior Center for many years, and helped judge the local elementary school spelling bees. She was an active member of Creative Associates Investment Club, a group that met monthly, and invested in the stock market. To travel was a great passion of hers. It took her to many countries in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Russia, China, Indonesia, and South Africa. She traveled throughout the U.S., including Alaska, and could set up a camp ground with the best of the Girl Scouts. Vicky was the proud graduate of Michigan State University, and during her early work career, was an manager at Marshall Field's Department Store in Chicago, Illinois. She was a school teacher for several years, and in her later career worked at Quinnipiac University where she ran a successful Student Loan Repayment Program. Vicky inspired, gave strength and support to all, young and old. She did it with class, elegance, and compassion, always demonstrating her great love of life.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 26th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Vicky's home, 762 Cornwall Ave., Cheshire. Parking is available at Doolittle School which is at the end of her block. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
March 26, 2016
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM