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November 22, 1948 – July 26, 2018

Craig Luce
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Obituary for Craig W. Luce

Craig W. Luce, age 69 of Oxford passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife, Claire and family by his side on July 26, 2018. He bravely battled stomach cancer for 19 months with grace and dignity. Craig was born in Bridgeport CT on November 22, 1948, son of the late Ruth and William Luce. He was a graduate of Stratford High School class of 1966. Craig worked for Sears and Roebuck for 30 years in various stores in CT. His first position at Sears was a gas attendant at the Bridgeport CT store and after 30 years he retired as an Operations Manager. He worked for West Chevrolet in Woodbury, CT. and changed careers to be a Financial Advisor for Met Life and New Alliance/Key Bank. After taking time off, Craig drove a school bus part time for All Star Bus Transportation in Oxford. He truly enjoyed driving the bus and all the students he drove. Craig loved playing golf with his wife Claire and his golf buddies from the Oxford Greens Community where he lived and “couples” golf with the neighborhood on weekends. He loved watching his favorite baseball team the Mets as well as golf on TV. He enjoyed daily walks, working outside and doing “handyman” jobs for the Oxford Greens Community. He truly treasured spending time with friends and family. He especially loved playing with his loving grandchildren, Breeah and Maddox and taking them different places as well as out to eat. He enjoyed golf trips, vacations to Myrtle Beach, Colorado, the Islands and many other places.
In addition to his wife (Claire Rich) of 49 years, he is survived by his 2 loving sons and daughters in law, Michael Luce (Sonya Fata Luce) and Jason Luce (Joanne Fox Luce) his treasured and loving grandchildren, Breeah and Maddox, and his grand dogs Otto and Lollo all of Oxford, CT. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Abernathy of Denver, CO and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ruth and William Luce and sister Susan Tolman.
Craig will be missed by everyone who knew him. He liked everyone and got along with everyone he met. I know you will all miss is quirky jokes!!
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 Church Street, Seymour. Funeral Services in celebration of Craig's life will be Wednesday at 10 AM at the funeral home, Interment will follow at Southford Cemetery, Oxford, CT.
The family wants to thank Dr. Stein and the nurses professional and compassionate care of him throughout his chemo treatments at Smilow Cancer Hospital and the VNA Hospice for his home care of Oxford. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, and Yale Cancer Center. Checks payable to Closer to Free Fund, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508 in memo include in memory of Craig Luce. To share a memory online go to

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When Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
161 West Church Street
Seymour, CT 06483

Service Information

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 10:00am
Rev. Karen Jodice
Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
161 West Church Street
Seymour, CT 06483
Service Extra Info
PLEASE NOTE: Mr Luce's funeral service is on Wednesday morning, August 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. ALSO: At the request of his family flowers are to be omitted, and would prefer Memorial Donations be sent to the Smilow Cancer Hospital in Nerw Haven, CT.

Interment Information

Southford Cemetery
Route 67
Oxford, CT 06478


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