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Margo Story

Richard was my neighbor, I always enjoyed going over & having a glass of wine by his pool. His house was filled with beautiful materials. May the perpetual light shine upon him.

Erin (former student)

As a 1st grader in Mr Lussier’s class in the early 1980’s, I spent many hours a day with Mr Lussier. I remember circle time with him at morning class meetings and working on Scholastic Newsletters with him and the whole class. As a 6 year old, I remember noticing how he always pulled up on his pants at the knees before he sat down. Ha,ha, we never know exactly what our students are focusing on in class. I have since become a public school teacher myself. I sure wish I could have seen him one more time to let him know the memories he helped create in my young life. Once I really didn’t want to be called on by him to answer a question and I hid under my desk. Of course being under a desk just called more attention to myself and he called me to get out from under the desk. As I recall though, he gave me a pass on answering the question in front of class. Thank you, Mr Lussier for being a dedicated teacher all those years.

Richard E. Lussier


Richard E. Lussier, age 89 of Amelia Island, FL died on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Warner Center for Caring.

He was a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts and was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of the late Elphege and Ida Lussier. He retired to Amelia Island in 1999 from Bodega Bay, in Sonoma County, California after having lived 45 years in that state.

Mr. Lussier was a graduate of the University of Denver where he majored in business and Hotel and Restaurant Management. He held a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from that University.
He later went onto receive his Masters Degree in Education from the Dominican College at San Raphael, California.

He was affiliated with the Shoreline Unified School District of Marion County, California where he taught for 25 years.

He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity as well as several other educational fraternal organizations.

Mr. Lussier enjoyed music, gardening, his home and fine dining with architecture and real estate being his main interests.

He was especially fond of the ocean, having lived close by for all his life. His interest in travel was fulfilled by taking numerous motor trips throughout the United States and Canada. These trips enriched his love of architecture and its history.

Mr. Lussier is survived by his brother, Roger; sister in law, Barbara; nephews, David and Craig; niece Tamah, all of New Jersey, as well as many cousins and close, loving friends throughout the country.

Memorials in Mr. Lussier’s name may be made to:

Hanna Boys Center, Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California 95476

Or to:

St. Jude Children’s Research Center, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tennessee 38101


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