Thomas Santa Lucia Obituary

Thomas J. Santa Lucia
Thomas J. Santa Lucia

March 19, 1960 - December 1, 2017
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Williamsville, New York
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December 1, 2017, age 57. Beloved son of Thomas and Dolores (nee Nelson) Santa Lucia; caring brother of Robert A. (Andrea), John S. (Naria) and Lynn Santa Lucia; dear uncle of Luella, Theo, Sebastian and Nico. The family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner of Hopkins Road), where prayers will be offered on Wednesday at 9:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Gregory the Great Church at 10:30 AM. friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NAMI of Buffalo and Erie County. Share condolences at
Buffalo News Obituary Version
March 19, 1960 - Dec. 1, 2017

Thomas J. Santa Lucia, of Williamsville, a legislative aide, died Friday in Erie County Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 57.

Born in Buffalo, he was a cum laude graduate from Calasanctius Preparatory School, where he earned the Harvard Book Club Award as an outstanding student. He graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in contemporary English and creative writing and earned a master’s degree from UB.

After college, Mr. Santa Lucia struggled with physical and mental illness, but was able to work as an aide for his uncle, Rep. Henry Nowak, for the Erie County Legislature and for the Erie County Board of Elections.

He was especially close to his aunt, Rose Nowak, with whom he frequently dined and visited bookstores. He took part in writing workshops and was a Literacy Volunteer tutor.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Dolores; two brothers, Robert and John; and a sister, Lynn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst.




Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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St. Gregory the Great Church
200 St. Gregory Court
Williamsville, NY US 14221-2634
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo)
1411 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209
Wednesday, December 6, 2017


NAMI of Buffalo & Erie County
PO Box 146
Buffalo, New York 14223