Lucy L. Saad of Cotuit, formerly of Brockton, started on her next adventure May 11, 2019 shy of her 91st birthday.
Lucy began life with parents Edward Hill and Mary (Haight) Hill in Boston, MA, spending summers on her grandparent’s farm in Nova Scotia. Adventures started in childhood with her having to be rescued from a canoe on the Bay of Fundy by her ship captain grandfather. Early on Lucy received her RN working for several hospitals, as a private duty nurse, in the Navy Nurse Corps at the end of WWII, ultimately ending up at RCA as a plant Nurse. In a career switch while at RCA Lucy developed an interest and skills in electrical engineering working on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Space Programs.
After marring young and having two children she met and married her soulmate, Joseph Saad, enjoying an almost 40 year loving relationship together. Moving from Brockton to Cape Cod in the early 1980’s they became active crafters using Lucy’s considerable sewing skills, belonging to the Artisan’s Guild of Cape Cod, and presenting at craft shows throughout New England as Jo-Lu Crafts. They also traveled extensively in their motorhome.
After Joe’s death she met James O’Keefe, when he reached groceries on a high shelf for her, who would share the final stage in her life’s adventure. Together they spent many years spending winters enjoying the warmth of Florida and visiting Jim’s extended family.
Lucy was preceded in death by husband’s Algird Juzukonis, Sr. and Joseph Saad, sister Julia Yeatman and brother-in-law George, brother Wilfred Hill, and grandchildren Paul, Michael, Michaela, and Christopher.
Lucy’s lifetime of adventures will be lovingly remembered by son Algird Jr. and wife Gail; daughter Dale and husband Robert; brother Frederick and wife Florence; sister-in-law Bernice; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; many friends made in Florida; and members of Jim’s extended family, many who consider her grandma.
At Lucy’s request services were private with internment at Mosswood Cemetery, Cotuit. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.