Longtime Mashpee resident Florence A. Lucas, 101, died at Royal Megansett Nursing Home in Falmouth on August 14.
She was the wife of Andrew Lucas, who died in 1990.
Ms. Lucas was born in Stratford, Connecticut, to Anna and Andrew Buzgo. She graduated from Stratford High School in 1936, and worked at Remington Arms Co. in Bridgeport as a bookkeeper for 10 years. In 1943 she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served in the Air Force as an air traffic control operator.
After she married Mr. Lucas, he remained in the military for 26 years. During his service, the family lived in England and Germany as well as traveling to almost every state in the US. After her husband’s retirement from the Air Force, in 1963, they moved to Enfield, Connecticut. Ms. Lucas worked part time for Travelers Insurance in Hartford. In 1970 the family settled in Mashpee. In 1972 she was elected to the office of tax collector and treasurer. She retired in 1980.
She and her husband moved to Englewood, Florida, but continued to summer in Mashpee. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and loved playing games, especially bridge. For 20 years she enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and volunteering at the Mashpee Library.
She leaves two daughters, Mary Ann Lucas of Mashpee and Susan Rantuccio and her husband, Paul of Rantuccio, of Monticello, Florida; two granddaughters Amanda Rantuccio of Los Angeles and Kristen Rantuccio of Peekskill, New York; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.
A burial will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date.