December 21, 1922 - August 15, 2009
Anita H. Lukas 1922 � 2009 CHICOPEE � Anita H. (Blanchard) Lukas, 86 years old, died at her daughter�s home in East Longmeadow, MA, August 15, 2009, surrounded by her caring family. She was born to Theophile and Edwardina (Lemay) Blanchard on December 21, 1922 in Chicopee and was a life-long resident. She was the wife of the late Charles Joseph Lukas, who predeceased her in 1965. Anita leaves a loving son and daughter-in-law, Charles Lukas Jr. and Kristina (Winiarz) Lukas of Springfield, as well as her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Christine Wilk and Robert Wilk of East Longmeadow. Anita also leaves two cherished grandsons: David Lukas of Springfield and Jeffrey Lukas and his wife�Deborah (Kempesty) Lukas of Palmer and their two children, Gabriella and Ashley, very special great-granddaughters who filled Anita�s life with endless joy. In addition to her family, Anita will be missed by a number of nieces, nephews and dear friends. A 1940 graduate of Cathedral High School, Anita married Charles Lukas Sr., in 1945. She had a successful career as Patients Account Manager at Holyoke Hospital. She was a member of the Quota Club of Holyoke, Patient Accounts Manager Guild, Chicopee Cultural Council, Chicopee Historical Society, and the Bellamy Association. A successful, talented artist, she was also a member of the Deerfield Valley Art Association. Anita�s example was an inspiration to her family and all those around her. She was a fine wife, mother, business woman, and community activist who will be missed by all who knew her. At her request, her funeral and burial will be private. Contributions in Anita�s memory can be made to Hospice Life Care, 113 Hampden Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040 or The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA, 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services.
Anita H. Lukas 1922 � 2009 CHICOPEE � Anita H. (Blanchard) Lukas, 86 years old, died at her daughter�s home in East Longmeadow, MA, August 15, 2009, surrounded by her caring family. She was born to Theophile and Edwardina... View Obituary & Service Information
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