In Memory of




Obituary for Michael J. Lucas

Michael J. Lucas, a lifelong area resident and longtime resident of Fishkill, passed away on March 31, 2024 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was 79 years old.

Michael was born on March 5, 1945 in Beacon, son of the late John and Marion Dotterer Lucas. He graduated from Beacon High School and attended Dutchess Community College.

Mike had retired from M & T Bank where he worked in telecommunications. He was a past president and member of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). He also was a longtime coach and volunteer for Little League Baseball in the Town of Poughkeepsie. He was a season ticket holder for the Marist College Women’s Basketball team and enjoyed attending their games. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was a longtime member of the Garrison Rod and Gun Club and the East Hook Sportsmen Association. He also enjoyed music, especially doo wop music. He often attended The Lead East Oldies Festival and car show where he had fond memories of listening to and signing with some of the groups.

Mike is survived by his son, John Lucas and his wife, Kristin; his grandchildren, Connor, Katelyn and Kyle who gave him much joy and pride; his former and supportive wife, Nancy Lucas and lifelong friends.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, April 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman Street, Beacon. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at Cold Spring Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and leave at 9:30 for the cemetery.

The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the ICU doctors, nurses and entire staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center for their care and treatment of Mike.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Dutchess County ASPCA or the American Diabetes Association.

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Funeral arrangements are under the care of Patrick J. Halvey of Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, LLC.