Anne M. Tucker

Anne M. Tucker, 85, of B'nai Brith Apartments and a former longtime resident of Custer Street and the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Monday at the home of her son Joseph J. Tucker and daughter-in-law Leila M. Tucker, Nuangola.

Born Oct. 15, 1927, in the Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township, she was a daughter of the late James and Ann Kane.

Ann worked for Zayre's, Zollinger's and Boscov's department stores before retiring.

Finding great comfort in her strong faith, Anne was a member of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima and a daily communicant at the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

She loved family get-togethers, especially around the holidays. She loved her friends and enjoyed going out to dinner, playing bingo, poker and Pokeno with her friends at B'nai Brith.

She will be sadly missed by anyone who knew her.

Her husband, Charles Tucker, died Oct. 12, 1985. A sister, Betty Rounds, and brother, James Kane, also preceded her in death.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Diane M. Tucker, Laflin; Charles J. Tucker and wife, Carol Sue, Manheim; Carol Tucker Gesek and husband Joe, Florida; James J. Tucker and Cathy Lanyon, Trucksville; John B. Tucker and wife Janice, Binghamton, N.Y.; Joseph J. Tucker and wife Leila, Nuangola; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Kane Horton, Lititz; and other family and friends.

Anne's entire family is grateful to the staff of Hospice Community Care, especially Connie, Vickie and Holly, for their care and compassion during her last days.

A celebration of Anne's life will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from McLaughlin's - A Family Funeral Service , 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's today from 4 to 7 p.m.

Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Anne's family at www.celebrateherlife.com.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 20, 2013