GARDNER - Shirley Ann (Stuckey) Lucier , 69, died peacefully, and went on her final adventure, at home with family and friends after a brief encounter with pancreatic and liver cancer. She was born August 10, 1951 in Gardner to Benjamin and Edith (Mattila) Stuckey. Shirley was a graduate Gardner High School Class of 1969, Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, Harrisburg Area Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Education Program, Fitchburg State University, and Curry College where at the age of sixty she received her Master’s In Nursing Science and certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Her main passion in nursing was in home care as a Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse and served many patients throughout Central Mass. She was a strong advocate for her patients and not afraid to challenge any health care provider. She received the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses Excellence in Nursing Practice award in 2012 and the Clinician of the Year Home Care Alliance of MA award in 2013. She belonged to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Nursing Society, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Society, a visiting scholar at Curry College in Milton, MA, and a published author,Shirley was an avid walker, often seen throughout Greater Gardner, loved to snowshoe, bike, be outdoors all year, and go to the beach at the Horrigan Compound in Hampton. She never passed up a good adventure, beach day, cultural event, wine, or snacks.Shirley leaves her devoted husband Steven of 36 years (May 19th), son Ryan B. Lucier USAF and daughter-inlaw Melinda (Hochard) Lucier, and her most precious and love of her life granddaughter Isabella Pearl(Bella) of Pensacola, FL, and of course grand-dog Cosmo. Also sister-in- law Doreen (Charles) Leclair, Mike Lucier, Robert (Paula) Lucier, Ron(Jeanne) Lucier, Richard Lucier, James (Sue) Lucier all of Gardner, and Ray (Deb) Lucier of Milford, MA. Her devoted and supportive friends Colleen Gikis (her “twin”), Christine Kisiel, Denise Gallant, Priscilla Jaillet, Carla Wojtukiewicz, Karen Guinee, along with two special cousins Marcia Stone of Gardner and Gail Miller of Little Falls, NY. In addition she leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins and Godson Joseph M. Gikis of NewFairfield, Ct.In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by several aunts, uncles, and two cousins.A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11 am in Wildwood Cemetery, West St., Gardner. There are no calling hours. At Shirley’s requests please wear some purple or pink. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions to: VNA Hospice & Palliative Care 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608 or to Greater Gardner Community Choir, Bethany Baptist Church 72 Ryan St., Gardner, MA 01440 or to the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church, 161 Chestnut St., Gardner, MA 01440. “Life is a journey with challenges, disappointments, and joys. It is how you face the challenges and move forward and persevere facing the next adventure with courage and dignity.” God bless Shirley’s angels.
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Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements.