Obituary: Joaquina (Moura) Lucas

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Joaquina (Moura) Lucas

WATERBURY — Joaquina (Moura) Lucas, 94, widow of Antonio J. Lucas, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at Cheshire House.

Mrs. Lucas was born in Portugal on Sept. 11, 1926, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria C. (Fernandes) Moura. She was a longtime resident of Naugatuck. She had worked for many years at Uniroyal and eventually retired from Naugatuck Glass. Joaquina enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family. A devout Catholic, she was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Joaquina is survived by his children, Fernando Lucas and his wife, Idalina, of Prospect, Maria Gloria Moura (Joao) of Naugatuck, Maria Rosa Martins (Jose) of Naugatuck, Maria Connie Seguro (Domingos) and Maria Jackie Martins (Francisco), all of Ludlow, Mass., Maria Theresa Portela (Alberto) of Bridgeport, and Maria Ines Machado (Alipio) of Waterbury; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Liborio Lucas; her daughter, Maria Lucia; and her brothers, Liborio Moura and Abel Mora.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury. Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 12:15 p.m., and are required to wear facial masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Burial will be in Gralhos, Montalegre, Portugal. There are no calling hours. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, is in care of her arrangements.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.