Palmer -Kenneth M. Lukis, 78, passed away August 5, 2023, at Baystate Medical Center with his wife and many special friends by his side. He was born on April 26, 1945, in Weymouth, MA to Michael and Caroline (Yuscavitk) Lukis. Ken was raised in Weymouth, MA and in his younger years worked alongside his dad on the lobster boat. He taught many people how to shell a lobster correctly. Ken achieved higher education degrees from Saint Anselm College, College of the Holy Cross and University of Pittsburg. Ken retired from Springfield Technical Community College after working for 40 years as a professor of chemistry. For 20 years, Ken was a breeder, trainer and judge of Golden Retriever field trials. He was an avid pheasant hunter. He was a member of the Yankee Golden Retriever Club, Western Mass Bird Dog Club and the Swift River Sportsman Club. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. (Mosher) Lukis of Palmer and his sister, Joanne Karo of Weymouth, MA. He also leaves nieces, Kimberly Marsh and Jennifer Mosher, nephews, James Mosher, and Douglas and Kevin Karo and their families. Calling hours will be held at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home on Sunday, August 13, 2023, from 1:00PM - 4:00PM. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. to follow to a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Church at 11:00a.m. Burial is at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, 110 Chapin Rd., Hudson, MA or to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.