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Kathryn C Tucker

January 20, 1954 - January 02, 2023


Obituary For Kathryn C Tucker

KATHRYN C. TUCKER, 68 of South Yarmouth, formerly of the North Shore, passed away peacefully with her husband and family by her side on January 2, 2023, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born on January 20, 1954, in Albany NY, she was the daughter of Ed and Veronica Koelsch. Kathryn leaves her beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Tucker. She leaves sisters Carol, Joani, Susan and brother Ed. She also leaves her nieces Jenny, Jeanne and Dawn, nephews Mike Tucker, Mike Terrill and Mike Randlett and many great nieces and nephews.

Kathryn early on was a boat captain working passenger ferries and cruises in Boston Harbor. She grew up in Dorchester and always loved Boston, especially the Waterfront and North End. Later, she earned an undergraduate degree at UMass Boston and her Master’s in Education from Boston College.

She loved to teach and spent years teaching special needs children in Saugus and Melrose and Haverhill School systems. One of her great loves was outer Cape Cod from an early age. She and her husband Rich moved to the cape and enjoyed 20 years enjoying Mayflower beach, Ptown and all nature spots the Cape offers. Very special to Kathryn were all her many new Cape Cod friends. She always loved to help and share with her friends who gave her more joy in return. She will be dearly missed by many.

Her funeral services were held privately. Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451-1991.

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  • 01/16/2023

    Kathryn you were such a special woman. You helped me so much. Thank you for being there for me my first two years. You were the first kind person who smiled at me and said hello in a room full of strangers. Rich I am so very sorry for your loss. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything. ❤️ Emily

  • 01/16/2023

    Ray and I are saddened at the passing of our dear friend Kathryn. She introduced us to each other in 2014 and we are forever grateful to have shared some of our lives with her. She will be missed. Rich and family, our heartfelt condolences ❤️🙏

  • 01/16/2023

    Kathryn was a gem..A true friend.. I walked into a room with thirty strangers scared to death and she shot me a great big smile and said Hi whats your name? Sit next to me. She helped me so much. Keith.

  • 01/16/2023

    Kathryn was a true angel on this Earth and I'm profoundly grateful that she was my friend. She demonstrated love and kindness like no one else I've ever known. Rich, my sincerest condolences to you and family.

  • 01/15/2023

    Kathryn and her family lived next door to me in Dorchester in the 1960s. We had a close-knit group of friends who spent many happy days hanging out and navigating life. We lost touch for a while, but rekindled the friendship when we both lived on Cape Cod. Our spouses became friends as well, and we all shared great conversations and nice memories. Kathryn was someone who was always curious, kind optimistic, even when life became challenging. She will be missed and remembered fondly.

  • 01/14/2023

    So sorry to hear about this Rich. Steve Odian

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