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“I'm so sorry to hear of Digger's passing, he was my brother's good friend and for as long as I knew him, he was the first one to always be there to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Gaffney - READING, MA

“Very sad to hear of Mike's passing. He was such a great neighbor over the years and his love for Meg, Erin and Mike was always on full display. My...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Chekos - Portland, ME

“To the Lucey Family,So very sorry for your loss. He was a good friend that will certainly be missed.Sincerely,Doug and Chris Conroy ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Doug and Chris Conroy - wakefield, MA

“Wakefield just lost a really good one & heaven gained someone wonderful. Digger was such a GREAT guy! I am heartbroken for the entire Lucey clan, &...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Maureen Marley - Wakefield, MA

“Heartbroken to hear of this sweet man's passing. Digger always had a good word and smile when we met. Our love and prayers to Michael's loved ones...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Grassello - Wakefield, MA

“To the Lucey Family,From another B League Softball Catcher, so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Michael McCarthy McCarthy - MA

“Prayers and condolences to the Lucey family. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Janine Donovan - Friend

“Sending so much love to Mikey, Meg, Erin, and the whole Lucey & DeFeo clan. I'm so very sorry for your loss. He'll be missed tremendously. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Langlois - Wakefield, MA

“Just extending condolences to Michael's family, especially his children. Although I didn't know him well, I did know that he lived for his children,...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph Cecere - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Lucey Family, The Pierce Family would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to you all. We made many memories together w/our wonderful moms...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Joanne Pierce Kelly - Leominster, MA

“Digger truly had a kind heart and a warm smile. Condolences to his family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Marshall

“We are so saddened by Mike's passing . He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Always enjoyed his visits. He above all was a wonderful and proud...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Harry and kathy Chekos - MA

“Sending love to Meghan, Erin & Mikey. We loved your dad.The Lamphiers ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: JACQUI LAMPHIER - Wakefield, MA

“I will miss hearing most (not all) of Digger's stories. His love for his family, most sports, Wakefield and Charlestown was evident with every word...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Brackett - Wakefield

“Rest in Peace my friend! God Bless Digger! You will be missed. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Carney Daniels - Essex Junction, VT


Michael "Digger" Lucey Sr, 54, a lifelong resident of Wakefield passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 9.

He was born on March 22, 1968 and was the son of the late Paul and Jean (Niland) Lucey.

Michael was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School. He was a longtime employee of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department and the town's favorite plumber.

Michael loved to travel - when feeling ambitious, he traveled across town lines to Reading to enjoy a quiet night with a slice of Café Capri pizza (or a singular meatball). You could often find him "never feeling better" with his friends at the West Side Social Club. Michael was an avid sports fan. As a season ticket holder, he loved attending the Red Sox opening day games and Patriots games down at Gillette Stadium. He was widely recognized as the greatest Men's B-League Softball catcher of his time.

Above all, Michael's greatest love was for his family. As a devoted father, his legacy and kind spirit will live on through his children.

Michael was the beloved father of Meghan, Erin, and Michael Lucey Jr. He was the brother of Shelia Lucey of Nantucket, Paul Lucey and wife Anne, Thomas Lucey and wife Teresa, Meg DeFeo and husband Scott all of Wakefield, Mark Lucey and wife Kristina of Marshfield, and the late Patrick Lucey. Michael was also the beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend, well-known to everyone in town.

Michael's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. There will be no visiting hours. Services are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield.