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Dana Joseph Lucenta

03/24/1988 - 06/19/2018
Service Date: 06/26/2018
Service Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Service Location: Arizona Grand, The Vista Room, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Dana J. Lucenta, 30 of Mesa, Arizona (formerly of Natick, MA) passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 unexpectedly of natural causes. Dana is survived by his loving parents Nicholas & Cheryle (LeBlanc) Lucenta, his brother Brian and sister Allison “Allie” Lucenta, all of Natick MA; his grandmother Joan LeBlanc of Natick MA; his aunt Barbara Leehan of Waltham MA; his uncles: Alan Lucenta and his partner Patricia Longbottom of Newton MA, James Lucenta and his wife Deborah of Newton MA, Col. William Lucenta USMC Retired and his wife Judy of Virginia, Guy LeBlanc of Marlboro MA and Wayne LeBlanc and his wife Sue Crones of Maryland; his great grandfather Richard Thurston, great aunt Carol Zachor and great uncle Stephen Thurston all of New Hampshire; many cousins; and his beloved family dog, Tulsa. Dana was born on March 24, 1988 in Newton, MA. He attended Natick High School and graduated from Proctor Academy. Following high school, Dana moved to Arizona, where he attended and graduated from Arizona State University. Dana worked as a quality review specialist at DriveTime. Dana loved playing ice hockey, golfing, and softball. He enjoyed time spent with his family especially at their beach home in Plymouth, MA. Dana met lifelong friends during many different stages of life, in Natick, on the ’88 Boston Jr. Eagles, at Proctor Academy, and in Arizona. His love of dogs led him to becoming a frequent dog sitter for friends. Dana was a avid Boston sports fan. Dana was predeceased by his grandparents: John F. LeBlanc, George Lucenta and Elizabeth “Betty” (Vitale) Lucenta and his uncles: Frederick “Freddie” Leehan and John A. LeBlanc.

Dana’s family would like to welcome friends to attend a reception in Memory of Dana from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 26th at Arizona Grand, The Vista Room, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044.


  • Michael & Gina Hillert

    We would like to extend our sincere condolences for the loss to your family. We also take a deep loss as Dana was a great friend and brother to our family. Lastly, the loss the world took this Tuesday. Dana was a light to this world, and his shine was dashed too soon. From the depths of our hearts and souls we grieve with you and for you. Love and prayers.

  • Roshonna Anaya

    I send prayers and all my love to Dana’s family. Dana had a contagious smile and energy! He was a great friend and will dearly be missed!!

  • Marcia leonhard

    Thoughts and prayers with the family during this difficult time.

  • Gina dilorenzo

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!

  • Working with Dana was great a pleasure . He was a very kind ,down to earth kinda guy . I always told him he reminded me of my son. I’ll miss bringing you salsa! I’m going to miss walking by your desk and see your awesome smile ! God Bless my friend . All my love and prayers to your family .

  • Mosher Family

    Cheryle and Nicky,

    The Mosher Family would like to extend their condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. We will be grieving for you and with you as your family begins the journey of carrying on without his bright heart and soul here on earth. Love, The Mosher Family

  • The DriveTime Family

    We would like to extend our deepest condolences. It was a pleasure to work alongside and grow with Dana each day. We will undoubtedly miss Dana’s positive energy and genuine outlook that he brought with him to work each and every day. Our thoughts are with all of his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.

  • James Alderman and Caitlin Greer

    Dana was a dear friend of ours and like a brother to us. There are soo many great memories we will cherish with Dana. Dana was a cheerful soul that would have done anything for his friends. That’s what I will miss the most. His loyalty as a friend and the good times we always had together.

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