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Barbara A. Tucker
February 21, 2023
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Barbara A. Tucker, 87, passed away Tuesday, February 21.
Barbara was born in Worcester, daughter of Carroll C. and Mary I. (Conlon) Tucker, and lived in Worcester all her life. She graduated from North High School and Clark University.
Barbara was proud to have had a long career as an educator. She taught fifth grade for 35 years in the Auburn Public Schools. She was on the staff of the former Randall School and later the Pakachoag School for many years. She retired from teaching in 1994.
Barbara’s unwavering Christian faith kept her grounded and helped her through life’s challenges. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, where she was a lector and sang in the choir.
She was also a member of the Worcester Chorus for many years. She was a member of the Central Mass. Retired Teachers Association, the Central Mass Reading and Social Studies councils and the Clark University Alumni Assn.
Barbara had family roots in Vermont and was a past president of the Worcester Chapter of the Vermont Association which celebrated all things about Vermont. She especially enjoyed the chapter’s annual Spring Sugaring-Off Party.
She enjoyed travelling including several trips to Europe. She visited Maine many times during the Christmas season. She was also an avid reader.
Barbara was devoted to her parents. She was thoughtful, caring, humble, generous, kind and welcoming. She was a beautiful person who mastered the simple pleasures of life.
Barbara enjoyed the company of many friends and relatives during her lifetime. She leaves several cousins and many friends who have been helpful to her in recent years and will miss her dearly.
Barbara was grateful to the staff at Christopher House for the skilled and compassionate care she received there.
There will be a funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 25 Fales St., Worcester. Burial will be in All Faiths Cemetery, Worcester.
The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing funeral arrangements.