Lucy made headlines in April 2011 when he was cat-napped and reunited with his rightful owners several days later.
The Pelletiers got Lucy, a rescue cat, as a kitten. They named him Lucy because they thought he was a female cat.
The name stuck, even once a veterinarian broke the news that Lucy was, in fact, a male.
Lucy died from a blood clot, Pelletier said. They were on the way to the veterinarian’s office this weekend, when Lucy “melted way in my lap,” Pelletier said.
“He had a pretty charmed life,” Pelletier said yesterday. “... He had fun. He was happy to go tooling around downtown. Everybody knew him.”
Bethany Bray can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.