DAILE CONNORS LUCKS
RN, BSN, WOCN
DECEMBER 9, 1953-JULY
grandmother, sister and daughter, PATTIE LUCKS, who loved to
call herself, "PattieDLucks", died on July 7, 2007.
She was born 53 years
ago in Greenwich, CT, moved to Springfield, VA in 1965 and
graduated from Robert E Lee High School in 1973. She met her
soulmate Mike Lucks while in high school, married him in 1976
and moved to Dale City. She became a stay at home Mom after
the birth of her three sons, Alan, Chris and Ryan. While
"staying at home" she managed to become proficient
in furniture restoration and cub scout leading. When her
children graduated from high school, she pursued her dream of
becoming a nurse. She graduated from NOVA in 1997 with her RN
and from George Mason in 2003 with her BSN. She attended
University to obtain her WOCN degree so she could specialize
in wound care nursing. She was employed at Lighthouse Home
Health, Mt. Vernon Wound Healing Center and Potomac Hospital.
She also had her own consulting company - Care de Lucks.
She and Mike loved to
travel. Especially cruising with friends and family. They
visited Thailand, Hawaii, and Alaska. Their most recent
adventure found them sailing in the British Virgin Islands.
Pattie will be
remembered for her off key singing, off beat sense of humor,
yardsale and thrift store prowess, creative cooking and
beverage concoction skills, positive outlook, giving spirit
and enormous love for her family and friends.
She is survived by
her best friend and husband, Mike; son Alan, and his daughter,
Sierra, son, Christopher and his girlfriend, Amy, son, Ryan
and his wife, Lacy and her loving mother-in-law, Georgianna
Lucks and the rest of the Lucks clan. Her mother, Mary Anne
Denaci and stepfather, Tom Richards; brother, John Connors;
sister, Judy Connelly and husband, Dave and their three
children, Nick, Maggie and Grace, brother, Kevin Connors and
wife, Jane and their two children, Dale and Amelia and Dale's
wife, Ellen, and brother, Edward Denaci and his wife, Karin
and their two children, Erika and Daniel.
The Lucks family
extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Potomac Hospital
for the excellent care given to Pattie.
There is a memorial
service at MOUNTCASTLE FUNERAL HOME in Dale City, VA on
Saturday July 14 at 3 p.m. Keep in mind that this is a
celebration of Pattie's colorful life - so- no black please.
In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that a charitable donation be made to the MDS
Foundation (Myelodysplastic Syndromes)