Stephen J. Lukas, Jr., age 86, of Manchester, CT, beloved husband of the late Irene Lukas, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Friday, February 7, 2020. He was born August 9, 1933 in Manchester, the son of the late Stephen Sr. and Antonina Lukas. Stephen was a former carpenter and was later employed by Carlyle Johnson Machine Company. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Polish National Catholic Church, and Sexton of St. John's Polish National Catholic Cemetery. Stephen was a member of the Eighth District Fire Department Company Two and the Elks Club. He was also a pitcher for the Eighth District Fire Department softball team. Stephen enjoyed trips to the casino, and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the UConn Women’s Basketball team.
Stephen was predeceased by his sons, Walter Heon and Raymond Heon, grandson Brian Daisy, brother Charles Lukas Sr., sister Edith Blake, nephews Gerald Lukas and James Blake, and niece Patricia Lukas. He leaves behind his children, Alexina Haynes (Tom), Kathleen Ossowski, and Michael Heon; his brother Raymond Lukas; nephews, Charles Lukas Jr. and Robert Lukas; nieces, Kathleen Blake, Pamela Burger (John), and Cynthia Morrison (Tom). He also leaves behind several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:00-10:30AM at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, CT, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM at St. John's Polish National Catholic Church, 23 Golway Street, Manchester, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Polish National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston ,MA 02241-7005. To leave a memory for the family, please visit www.holmeswatkins.com
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