Joan B. (Sullivan) McLucas of Winchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 28, 2022. Beloved wife of J. David McLucas. Loving mother of Kara Tierney and her husband Sean of Medford, MA and Joanna Wright and her husband Brad of Winchester, MA. Cherished grandmother of Luke, Matthew, and Benjamin Wright and Conor and Chloe Tierney. Dear sister of Maureen O’Neil of Orlando, FL, and the late Eileen Leary and Sheila Foley. Sister-in-law of Robert McLucas and his wife Nancy, William McLucas and his wife Eddye, Elizabeth Hart, Nance Previte, Laurence McLucas and his wife Eileen, and the late Jacquelynne Stepanian and Herb McLucas. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Joan was born in Cambridge, MA to Joan and John Sullivan. She enjoyed growing up in Porter Square with her three sisters surrounded by many cousins and friends. Joan attended Matignon High School where she later helped plan alumni events and fundraising activities. She met Dave through a mutual friend on a ski trip, one of many to follow, and they married in 1971. They started a family in 1972, settling in Winchester with their two daughters after stops in Virginia, New Hampshire, and Cambridge while making friends along the way. In 1982, Joan and Dave started McLucas & Associates together with Dave visiting clients and Joan managing the business and Dave. A dedicated and loving wife and mother, Joan set a great example for her two daughters by skillfully balancing work and home while becoming a beloved second mother to many of their friends. Joan was especially close to her sisters, spending hours on the phone and vacationing together at Rexham and Humarock Beaches, on Cape Cod, and skiing up north. She cherished the laughter and fun they shared during those times. Her nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart as she loved hearing about their lives, sharing both the good times and the difficult times. After raising her daughters, Joan kept busy by playing tennis at the Packer Courts, finding new restaurants with her “cheap eats” group, reading for her book club meetings, learning from the garden club, and attending new shows with her theater group. These activities kept her busy which she loved as it meant spending time with friends.
Joan will be remembered by her grandchildren for her unconditional love, words of wisdom, and presence at so many of their events, games, and celebrations. They, in turn, adored Nanny for her support and love as well as the silliness that entailed. We will all remember her for her love of family and friends, her willingness to accept others as they are and embrace their gifts, her sense of humor, her enjoyment of a good Manhattan, her strong opinions, and her enduring Faith. She was a strong and loving presence in the lives of those who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Thursday, November 3rd from 4 to 7pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge St. Winchester on Friday, November 4th at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to Lazarus House Ministries, PO Box 408, Lawrence, MA 01842. Interment Wildwood Cemetery Winchester.