OBITUARY

Thomas P. Luckie Sr.

March 22, 1936April 22, 2018
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Funeral services for Thomas P. Luckie Sr., age 82 of 2019 Ford Street in Ogdensburg, will be held at 10:00am on Thursday (April 26, 2018) at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Jay Seymour and Rev. James Shurtleff co-officiating. He will be laid to rest at Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 25th from 1-4 & 6-9pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Mr. Luckie passed away on Sunday (April 22, 2018) surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Pamela of Ogdensburg; four sons Thomas (Donna) Luckie Jr. of Ogdensburg, Jamie (Candy) Luckie of Charlotte NC, Eugene (Kristen) Luckie of Fort Mill, SC, Michael Luckie & his fiancee’ Jennifer Barron of Union City, NJ; Daughters Colleen Luckie of Ramstein Village, Germany, Elizabeth “Bippy” Luckie & her partner Emily Bietsch of West Haven, CT, and Monica (Steve) LaRose of Ogdensburg; two step sons Patrick (Jill) Farrand of Lisbon and Matthew Farrand of Ogdensburg; a brother John Luckie of Piermont, NY; a sister Theresa Flanagan of New Jersey; a sister-in-law Peggy Luckie; 17 grandchildren, Thomas III, Owen & Riley Luckie, Sean, Kyle & Morgan Luckie, Catherine, Eugene, Mary & Colleen Luckie, Averie, Maximus & Coen Farrand, Cavan, Breton, Kinnon & Brogan LaRose; a great-grandson Donovan Summers along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

A granddaughter Mary Catherine LaRose; two brothers Joseph & Eugene Luckie; a sister-in-law Jean Luckie; and a brother-in law Martin Flanagan predeceased him as well as cousins Catherine and Eleanor Lewis and Pam’s parents Dalton (Vi) Miller.

Tom was born on March 22, 1936, a son of the late Joseph & Mary (McArdle) Luckie. He attended school at Rice High School in the Bronx and Springfield, NJ where he excelled in basketball earning all-state honors for New Jersey. He then continued his education and basketball career at Panzer Athletic College (which became Montclair State) with a major in Physical Education. He later married Catherine Ruth McGillivray she predeceased him on Nov 5, 1986. He then married Pamela Miller on August 12, 1988 at the Notre Dame Church in Ogdensburg.

After college Tom worked at Eastern Air Lines and later was hired in the early 60’s by longtime NBA basketball official Norm Drucker to serve as program director of the Navy Yard Boys Club in Brooklyn, NY. Tom built many great relationships with the members there before moving to Ogdensburg in 1965 to become Program/Assistant Director of the Ogdensburg Boys Club and Director of the Belmont Courts Boys Club. In 1968 he was named Executive Director of the club and was an instrumental part of a fund drive in 1973-1974 which resulted in the current club being built on Patterson St. and becoming the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club where he served in that position until retiring in 2005. In his time at the club he, along with Ruth and Pam influenced and impacted countless youth. In 1997 Tom was recognized by Boys and Girls Club of America with the Bronze Medallion Award for his outstanding service. He also coached the Boys and Girls Club basketball team from 1984-1997 in the Franklin County CYO League as well as a Boys Club team when minor hockey began.

His community service included United Way Volunteer, St. Lawrence County Legislator, Ogdensburg City Council, Ogdensburg Lions Club Member, Moose Lodge Member, Seaway Festival Volunteer, Ogdensburg School Board, St. Lawrence County Youth Advisory Board, Ogdensburg Housing Authority Board, helped to establish Pop Warner Football and Minor Hockey, Biddy Basketball Coach, Bishop Conroy Physical Education Teacher and for a number of years was the Head Basketball Coach at Wadhams Hall Seminary College.

Tom was an outstanding basketball player in the Ogdensburg Basketball Association for many years, he enjoyed watching the Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Notre Dame Football, his sons officiating basketball, his grandchildren’s athletic events and all types of horse racing, especially at Saratoga, Belmont, Yonkers and Tartan Downs in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Tom loved golf and was a long-time member of the Prescott Golf Club and had recorded two holes in one including one on #10 at the St. Lawrence State Park. He enjoyed the company of many great friends on the course including Tom Hannan Sr., Rick Badlam, the late Dave LaRose and many other absent friends. He was life long friends with Chuck Kelly and Ron Romano. He was proud of his catholic faith and Irish heritage as both parents immigrated to New York City from the Emerald Isle and visited with all three of his daughters in 2006.

Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 555, Ogdensburg, NY or by visiting the club’s web site at www.obgclub.com or to St. Joseph’s Home, 950 Linden St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

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Adam Doboze

May 13, 2018

Pam and family, My deepest condolences for your loss. I always enjoyed waiting on you and Tom at Buster's.

Tom Slater

April 28, 2018

Mr. Luckie was my basketball coach at Wadhams Hall Seminary College. As two Irish guys are wont to do, we exchanged good-natured ribbings at his retirement party. I asked if he remembered me and he replied, "sure, wise guy who played like a black kid." It was perhaps my proudest basketball moment.

When Pat Driscoll informed me of his passing, I reflected about the time and effort he put in to coach seminary guys with middling talents. The seminary was a time of discernment and a serious choice of a lifetime calling and/or profession. Mr. Luckie was able to provide an outlet of fun and competition and I will always appreciate his time and attention.

My sincere sympathies are with all of you and my faith assures me that he continues to support all of us with love and humor.

Gina Hurteau-Shoen

April 27, 2018

So many people have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Luckie, he was a wonderful man! I am honored to have known him, I have so many memories from the club and his home and his wonderful family through the years. He was a truly genuine person who loved people. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Thinking of you especially Colleen!

Mick & Maureen Fennessy

April 26, 2018

To The Luckie Family Our Sincere Condolences to all of you! Tom gave so much to the Community of Ogdensburg. He left a lasting Memory in so many of the Youth and the time he spent teaching and showing them they could succeed. May all the Happy Memories help you through this difficult time. Your all in our Thoughts and Prayers. Love Mick and Maureen

Frank Brown

April 25, 2018

An exemplary husband and father, Tom was also a mentor and role model for for many or most of Ogdensburg's youth. His contributions to the community will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Tom.

With our most sincere condolences to the Luckie family,
Frank and Barbara Brown

D Janes Powers

April 25, 2018

Mr. Luckie ... What more need be said. Were I 20-years his senior I would refer to 'the man' as Mr. Luckie. The planet has delivered a great man to a plethora of great souls in heaven. Thought & Prayer to the Family -- Pam, Tom, Jamie, Colleen, Monica, Elizabeth, Eugene, Michael, & all family, friends, community, et al, even his profession -- Tutelage via the "Boys & Girls Club" I will cherish a particular moment shared three years ago & the message you relayed. RIP Mr. Luckie. A life gifted us produces gifts in lives beyond the present & past!

Dick Fox

April 25, 2018

Dear Pam & Luckie Family;

I was saddened to read of Tom's passing. What a wonderful man he was. He contributed to his community in so many ways. I am sure he and Ruth experienced culture shock when first coming to Ogdensburg from metropolitan New York. They adapted readily and positively influenced countless young people in so many ways. He leaves a proud legacy. I was priviledged to have served on the Board of the OB&GC for a number of years and saw their work first hand.

My sincere sympathy is extended to each of you. Your fond memories of his great example will remain with you as long as you live.

Dick Fox

Lisa Sargent

April 25, 2018

To the entire Luckie Family,
We send our deepest condolences for the loss of your father, grandfather, and husband. He was such a big contributor to the success of our community, youth, and athletic programs, and he enjoyed it all! His enthusiasm and smile will be greatly missed. May you find peace in all of your wonderful memories! With thoughts and prayers, Scott and Lisa Sargent and family

Steve & Katrina Putman

April 25, 2018

To the Luckie Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one, Mr. Luckie. May you find comfort and peace in your happiest memories. And, please know that the thoughts and prayers of many around the city and the North Country are with you at this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
Steve & Katrina Putman

Dorene Shattuck

April 24, 2018

Pam, So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I am sorry I can't be there. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.