2017-05-24 / Obituaries

Mary Tucker

Dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mary Victoria Donato Tucker, 89, of De- Lancey, passed into God’s hands on May 15, 2017.

Mary was born on May 1, 1928 in Slingerlands to Joseph and Rosaria Donato. After graduating from high school, she worked as a clerk in the NYS Corrections Department.

She married Howard F. Tucker on November 27, 1954. Mary was blessed with eight children, 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Alice), Howard J., Richard (Marie), Allen (Krista), and Edward (Lyna); a daughter, Kathleen; daughters-in-law, Sue and Sharon; a son-in-law, James Hamilton and a brother, Nazarene ‘Zeke’ Donato.

She is predeceased by her husband, Howard; a daughter, MaryEllen; a son, Daniel, her parents, and brothers and sisters.

She was a longtime resident of Andes and a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Andes. Her home cooked meals and special desserts were cherished. She was a talented crafter, quilter, and seamstress. She was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. Mary loved playing tennis, skiing, and swimming. She enjoyed going to coffee with the ladies of Andes. She treasured her family as they brought her much joy and happiness. Mary was a kind and gentle soul. She was a wonderful example of faith, hope, and charity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Margaretville. A reception will follow at the Margaretville Fire Department. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Andes.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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