Rodney T. Lucas, 78, of Branford and formerly of West Haven, passed away, December 23, 2010. He was the husband of the late Marion McCurry Lucas. He was born in West Haven, June 23, 1932, son of the late Willis Avery & Evelyn Dunn Lucas. Rodney was a truck driver for Stop & Shop prior to his retirement in 1995. He was a long time member of the Teamster's Union, Local #443. He served his country proudly in the U. S. Army, in the Korean War. He was an avid golfer and bowler. Rodney is survived by daughter's, Sharon Amato and her husband Angelo Jr. of West Haven and Diane Carr of Orange, sons, Mark Lucas and his wife Julie and Craig Lucas of West Haven, sister's, Willene Derisi and her husband Joseph of Hamden, Rosalee Vanmarter and her husband Robert of Wallingford, Sondra Veerman of Succasunna, NJ, and brother's, Gregory Lucas of Hamden and Jeffrey Lucas and his wife Patricia of Wallingford. Also survived by grandchildren, Angelo Amato, III, and his wife Michelle, Stephen, Derek, and Joanie Amato, Stephenie, Mark, Jr., Jaime and Maggie Lucas and Geoffrey and Trisha Carr and a great-grandson, Kolbe Lucas. He is also survived by his loving companion, Jeanine Rusgrove of Branford. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, Tuesday, December 28th from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service and interment will be private. Memorial contributions in Rodney's name may be made to the West Haven Community Connection, 622 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. We would have liked to be there but due the storm guess we will stay in Me. Our love and sym.pathy to Jeanine, Sharon,Diane,Mark,Craig, Greg,Jeff,Willene,Rosalee and Sondra.

  2. With love to your whole family. You must know how most importantly it is there is no longer suffering. I prayed for him to be released from his pain, especially after my visit Somehow his love will come shining through in his spirit among all of you and remain w/loving thoughts. Much love, Rosie and Bob

  3. sorry for your loss Angelo .when we are born, those around us are smiling and happy and we are sad and crying. when we die, those around us are sad and crying and we are smiling and happy.

  4. TO THE LUCAS FAMILY I WILL REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WORKING GOLFING BOWLING SORRY I CANNOT BE THERE ROD WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND WILL BE MISSED CARY MELISO

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