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December 4, 2012

Lucy, feline fixture of downtown Salem, passes away


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 and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.




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