FALMOUTH — Donna DeWolfe Lucas, 78, died Feb. 23 in Falmouth surrounded by her family.
Born in Lewiston on April 1, 1933, she was the daughter of Pauline and Cleon Y. DeWolfe. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1951 and was the president of her class. She had a great love of music from an early age and played the trombone in her high school marching band.
On July 13, 1956 she married Bernard Lucas and they made their home in Falmouth where they raised two daughters.
In her life Lucas experienced two things that many people can only hope to see. First, on her honeymoon she attended her first Major League Baseball game which was a no-hitter at Fenway Park against the White Sox. Then, in May of 1993, she scored a hole-in-one during a Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association State Day.
She held many jobs over the years, but her favorite job was that of department manager for Ward Brothers. After 10 years she realized her work was interfering with her golf game and she retired, devoting her time to playing golf. She and her husband were members at Purpoodock Club and enjoyed traveling around the country to courses including Hilton Head, Cape Cod and Palm Springs. During the off-season she enjoyed playing bridge with friends.
Lucas loved attending Sea Dogs games as well as going to the annual Picnic and Pops concert where she was famous for giving away her strawberry shortcake. Her family and friends will remember her for her love of cooking, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time in the sun at the family camp on Tripp Lake.
Lucas is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bernie; daughters, Stacie Lucas and her husband, Bryce, of Yarmouth and Shellie Lucas Howe of Poland; her grandchildren, Scott and his wife, Erin, of Nashville, Tenn., Katheryn and her husband, Zach, of Brunswick, Kelsie of Yarmouth, Jared of Auburn and Jamison of Poland. She was predeceased by her parents and her son-in-law, Brent Howe.
Visitation took place on Feb. 18 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Ln., Yarmouth. Burial will take place at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.