Elizabeth A. Lucien

September 25, 1971February 9, 2019

Elizabeth Ann (Canter) Lucien of Melrose, formerly of Lynnfield, lost her strong, brave and courageous battle with Breast Cancer February 9th, 2019, at the young age of 47, surrounded by loving family at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

She was born September 25th, 1971 to loving parents Lawrence and Eleanor (Kidder) Canter. Beth was the devoted and loving wife of Peter Lucien and the adoring mother of Joseph Lucien (17), Patrick Lucien (15) and Emily Lucien (13). She was so dearly loved by her sister Rebecca Lynn (Canter) and husband John Scenna of Lynnfield, her sister in law Bridget (Lucien) and husband Elio Rosatone of Reading, sister in law Maura (Lucien) and husband Greg Desmarais of New Hampshire, sister in law Kara (Lucien) and husband Robert Elmer of Marblehead, and by her Father and Mother in law Robert and Gail Lucien of Peabody (formerly of Melrose). Beth was a loving Aunt and truly adored by Rocco, Charlie and Phillip Scenna, Isabella and Zachary Rosatone, Emma and Ethan Desmarais and Grace and Luke Elmer.

Beth was raised in Lynnfield. She made friends immediately wherever she went. She had a magnanimous and infectious personality and people were drawn to her. In her elementary years she was accepted into the Academically Talented Program in which she excelled. She attended Lynnfield High School (class of ‘89) where she graduated with High Honors and was a member/officer of the National Honor Society as well as a class officer. Beth was captain of the winter and spring track teams and a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team. She was a member of several other clubs/groups as well.

Beth attended the University of Michigan, (‘93) college of Arts and Sciences where she majored in English and was a member of the honors program. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority as well as a True Blue Recruiter. She worked as an Admissions Counselor at Wentworth Institute of Technology prior to receiving her MBA from Babson College in 1999. Beth worked in marketing for two startup companies; Axiomatic Design and Beth spent several years working for the City of Melrose as the assistant to Mayor Dolan before moving to Yarmouth, Maine where she worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal at Yarmouth High School. Most recently Beth worked for SDM Foundation in Melrose helping clients improve their computer proficiency.

Beth accomplished so much in her 47 years. From a young age, Beth enjoyed running and continued this love throughout her adult life. In 1998, she raised money and ran the Alaska marathon in support of the Leukemia Society of America. In 2000, she completed the Boston Marathon. She inherited a love for comedy and had an incredibly witty and smart sense of humor which her nurses and doctors were also able to enjoy and appreciate. Beth completed a stand-up comedy course in which she wrote and performed a stand-up comedy act, rivaling professional career comedians. This past spring she more seriously returned to running, completing a ½ marathon and was proud of her Power/Hot Yoga muscle strength. Beth had many passions which included reading, exercising, socializing, learning and caring deeply about everyone she met. Throughout her illness, she befriended and genuinely cared for every nurse who cared for her. However, what she loved most was being a mother to her three amazing children and watching her children excel in school, sports and in their social lives, as kind, caring, sensitive people they continue to become. Beth will be remembered as an intelligent, quick-witted, accepting and loving person. She was a beacon of love, strength, inspiration and positivity and she will be so very dearly missed by so many.



  • Chapel Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Elizabeth A. Lucien

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Arthur Kellerman

February 22, 2019

I was fortunate to have been one of the teachers at Beth’s school in Lynnfield. Many years have gone by since she was in sixth grade, but I remember her wonderful smile and her thoughtfulness towards others. I am greatly saddened to hear of her passing, and extend my sincere condolences to all who love her.
Art Kellerman

Pat Borden

February 13, 2019


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are so sorry to hear about Elizabeth's passing. Stay strong my friend and know that all your Norwich friends are behind you at this time.

Pat and Jeaune

Camilla Dubail

February 12, 2019

My son Adam was on Joe' s ice hockey team through Casco Bay whom Peter coached . This was my connection to Beth. As soon as I met Beth, I knew right away she was a genuine person. I enjoyed the short time I knew Beth. She truly was a beautiful soul. My deepest sympathies go out to her lovely family and friends.
Love and Peace,
Peter, Camilla Natali and Adam Dubail

Bob Varney

February 12, 2019

Peter, my prayers are for you and your children. Coach Varney

Joe Simmons

February 12, 2019

My heart goes out to Beth's family, this was truly hard and sad news to hear. Beth was truly a wonderful person inside and out. I met Beth at a time in my life when you really figure out who you are, and I consider myself very lucky to have met her and spent the time that I had with her.
My thoughts are with your family at this time.

Jan DiGiambattista

February 12, 2019

So sorry to hear of Beth's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was an amazing and kind person, I met her at The Family Room when our boys were born and got to know her better through bookclub. A beautiful woman taken too soon from this world. Rest peacefully.

Andrea Giangrande

February 11, 2019

I met Beth when we joined the Luekemia Society’s Team in Training, raising funds by running the Anchorage Marathon. Our first day of team training, I remember having second thoughts, but then I heard a friendly “Hi, I’m Beth..” with her bright warm smile, well, the rest was history. We trained everyday together...She was the reason I was able to finish that marathon. She was such a beautiful, supportive, loving friend. I will always cherish her.

Mary Anne Germain

February 11, 2019

My son Jay Kreisberg is running the Boston Marathon for Dana Farber in April. We will make a donation in Elizabeth’s name. He is running for his cousin who died of cancer 4 years ago, Kelly Patti. She was also born in 1971. Our hearts are full of sadness for you now.
Mary Anne Germain
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Sarah Haney

February 11, 2019

I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. I had both Patrick and Emily in class at MVMMS, who are wonderful people; I imagine they inherited many of their mother's beautiful qualities. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this most difficult time.
Sarah K. Haney

Edward Kirby, Jr.

February 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter and his family at this time. We are so sorry to hear about Elizabeth's passing.

Ed Kirby, Jr. and Julie Kirby