Kenneth K. Tucker M.D.
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TUCKER, Kenneth K., M.D. Age 64, of Lexington, on Monday, January 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Marsha (Freifelder). Loving and devoted father of Rabbi Annie Tucker and Scott Tucker. Dear brother of Kathy Sachs and her husband Howard. Services at Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington on Thursday, January 5 at 1:00pm. Burial at Beit Olam East Cemetery, 42 Concord Road, Wayland. Shiva at his late residence, Thursday 7-9pm, Friday 7-9am, 1-3 pm, Saturday 7-9pm, Sunday 9-llam, 2-4pm & 7-9pm, Monday and Tuesday 7-9am, 2-4pm & 7-9pm and Wednesday 7-8am. For minyan information, refer to In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington, MA 02421 or Winchester Hospital Foundation, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2012.
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May 14, 2012
The family of Robert F Burns of Woburn, MA will never forget Dr. Tucker. We are so sorry to just hear of his passing. He was wonderful to my husband thru many years of heart and cancer illnesses. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
May 1, 2012
Dr. Tucker was a wonderful doctor, compassionate, gentle and reassuring. He is irreplaceable. My sympathies to his family for their loss.
Jill Pearson
April 4, 2012
Ken lit up the world and we are the better for it.
February 13, 2012
My family and I just learned today of Dr. Tucker's passing. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. He was not only our doctor but a friend to my mother when she was coping with my father's Alzheimer's disease. His advice and kindness were invaluable when she was feeling overwhelmed. The world is a better place for his having been with us. Sincerely, Marie and David Melaragni and Kathleen MacNeill
February 11, 2012
Dr. Tucker was my cardio doctor for several years. His passion for his profession is something I will never find in another doctor. He diagnosed me right away and saved my life. He was the best. Truly saddened to hear about his passing this week
February 6, 2012
My family and I will miss Dt. Tucker. I was with him for at least 30 yrs. I trusted him as a doctor and a friend. He took very good care of us. He will surely be missed. Joanne Kairo - Woburn, Ma.
January 26, 2012
I was Dr. Tucker's patient for 12 years at the time of his passing.. At age 45 I thought my life was over with some heart problems. Dr. Tucker was up beat all through his treaments with me over a 4 year span, With his guidence, patience my heart problems pretty much corrected themself. I will truely miss him. My thoughts are with his family at this time.
barry garden
January 24, 2012
A man of quality who will be missed. Condolences to the family.
J & C Harder
January 23, 2012
Dr Tucker will be missed. He treated all as a special patient. A very kind and considerate person. Chet/Carol Howe
January 20, 2012
I was very saddened to hear of Dr. Tuckers passing. He was my Mom's doctor for over 30 years. Who looks forward to a Dr.s appointment? Well my Mom for one as well as many of his other patients from what I am reading. He was also my doctor because my mom recommended him so highly. He was a very patient, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable human being. My mom passed in 2006 and Dr. Tucker did everything he possibly could for her throughout her illness, while battling his own. He was a very courageous man and I personally, will miss him.
Kelly Lent
January 19, 2012
Les & Maureen Chisholm
January 14, 2012
I was one of Ken's interns when he was a resident at Tufts. He was a perfect role model for us young trainees, one of the residents who we all tried to emulate. He will be sorely missed.
Rick Kopelman
January 10, 2012

Mrs Tucker and family; We are very sorry for your loss. Dr. Tucker was a wonderful compassionate person and loved by all. He was my doctor for over 20 years, and will be missed.

With deepest sympathy.

Ron Verheyen & Family
January 10, 2012
Ken was a completely beautiful person - inside and out. There is absolutely no way to express how much he will be missed by us all. We were lucky to have him in our lives. SO much love to Marsha, Annie and Scott, xx
Emily Brecker Greenberg
January 9, 2012
To the family of Dr. Tucker, He was a superb human being, compassionate doesn't do justice to such a wonderful person. Thanks Dr. Tucker for helping and saving my grandmother so many times, and for being there for my mom in her times of need. I thank you. The world has lost a dignified physician to which he brought so much hope to his patients and their families.
Debra Arnold, Wilmington, Mass
January 9, 2012
To The Tucker Family,
So sorry to hear this news. He was my grandmothers doctor and my mothers, she trusted him with her life and nobody else could take his place like she says. A wonderful man and physician. Our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Respectfully, Tracie, Virginia Drohan( Wilmington Mass)
January 9, 2012
Mrs. Tucker and fammily,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Tucker was a wonderful person with such a warm personality. He was a pleasure to work with and he will be dearly missed.
~Bridget Clark
January 8, 2012
Dear Marsha and Kathy,
I am very saddened to learn of Ken's death. I've known him since seventh grade (oh how all the girls chased him!) and he was always a wonderful friend. Just last week I was at the former Wanamaker's holiday light show (it's now Macy's) in Philadelphia and remembered seeing it in college with Kenny-- and how he jumped around the toy department on a pogo stick. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time-- he will be missed by many!
Stephanie Phillips
Cheltenham '65
Stephanie Phillips
January 7, 2012
thoughts and prayers for Marsha, Annie, Scott Tucker and to Kathy and Howey Sachs, and all the Sachs Family. Kenny will be missed by all.
Teri, Jim, & Leland Webster
January 7, 2012
i was a neighbor of Ken In elkins park and went through school with him from
kindergarten through high school. i echo jeff topkis'
beautiful remembrance as kenny was always thought of as someone we all looked up
to. We knew he was special
and mature beyond his years. yet he was always accessible,
warm, and a true friend. i am
so saddened to learn of his passing. my deepest sympathy
to his family
Cheltenham High Class of '65
sharon greis
January 7, 2012
Ken and I went to high school together. We all even knew back then that we were in the presence of an exceptional person. We all wanted to be Ken, know Ken and were proud to call him friend. His speech while running for school president is still the most stirring and honest speech I've ever heard at any level. He was our leader, our compass He showed us how to do things right and we tried,in our way, to emulate his behavior. There is a hole in the heart of every student in the class of '65 at Cheltenham High School. My sincere and profound sympathy go out to the Tucker family. The world has lost an exemplary human being.
Jeff Topkis
January 6, 2012
What can I say about Dr. Tucker that hasn't already been said. I have been under his "care" since this 1980's and he is truly a very special human being and a wonderful doctor. My heart goes out to his family and his staff who were like family to him and it showed in the care that was given when you went to his office. I will miss him terribly. RIP Dr. Tucker.
Tish Vailliant
January 6, 2012
Ken and I were interns and residents together at Tufts years ago. He was a wonderful physician and colleague. Camilla and I will keep him and his family in our prayers.
Paul Thompson
January 5, 2012
Keeri Powers
January 5, 2012
We were so sad to hear about Dr. Tucker. He took care of my Dad for 26 years and he was also my Mom and I's doctor. We all loved him very much. I looked forward to my yearly check ups with him because he was so kind and caring. I loved sitting and talking to him in his office. We will miss him very much and our prayers go out to his family.
Siciliano Family
January 5, 2012
As you know the Saint Louis Sachs Family have been thinking about you all day. You are probably just about to go home after the funeral. Last night...I took out our wedding album and showed the girls and Andrew pictures of Kenny getting down at our wedding! He was such a sweet soul. Thinking of you every minute. Love, Susie, Jonathan, Rebecca, Jessica, and Andrew
Susie Sachs
January 5, 2012
My wife worked for Dr. Tucker for many years and I was fortunate enough to be one of his patients. Above being a superb doctor - he was simply a wonderful, generous person who treated his staff as family and his patients with great care. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with him and his family.
January 5, 2012
My wife worked for Dr. Tucker for many years and I was fortunate enough to be one of his patients. Above being a superb doctor - he was simply a wonderful, generous person who treated his staff as family and his patients with great care. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with him and his family.
January 5, 2012
Dr. Tucker was a wounderful and caring person. I was lucky to be
cared for by Dr. Tucker for 31 years, My deepest condolences to the
family. Tina Curreri (Woburn, Ma)
January 5, 2012
Sorry to hear of Dr Tucker's passing. I had the privilege of working with him in years past. May you find comfort in fond memories of him. With Deepest Sympathy.
January 5, 2012
Dr Tucker was wonderful person and a great doctor. I feel fortunate to have been cared for by Dr Tucker for many years.
My Deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your entire family. Barbara L. Hart
Barbara Hart
January 5, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of his passing..He was my Doctor and in my opinion, one of the best. All my thoughts and prayers to his family..he will most definately be missed. Karen (winchester, ma)
Karen Enos
January 5, 2012
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Jo-Ann&Susan Fontano
January 4, 2012
So sorry to hear of this sad news. Dr. Tucker was a wonderful and kind gentleman. Prayers and strength to his family.
Beth Connaughton
January 4, 2012
Dr.Tucker's family, we are so so sorry for ur loss. Dr.Tucker cared for my father and aunt for many years.He was a loving giving dr and friend to my family, they loved and trusted him with there care. We will always remember him in our prayers.
Linda Pietrantonio/Anzivino
January 4, 2012
Dr. Ken was one of the most compassionate, professional and caring physician I ever met. He will be sorely missed both on a personal and professional level. Bart Carr (Lexington, MA)
January 4, 2012
To The Tucker family,

I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of Dr Tucker. He was such a blessing to the medical field. He will be remembered for his compassion, commitment,kindness,his understanding and willingness to listen and his caring ways. He treated all with the utmost of dignity. Such a man is hard to find (let alone a doctor). Dr Tucker will be truely missed. My condolences to his family & friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.


Kim (Reading, MA)
January 4, 2012
My prayers and thoughts are with Dr. Tucker's family. Ken was one of the most gentle souls I have ever met. He was an excellent physician and cared deeply for his patients and colleagues. He will be so very missed. Joan Ruzzo (Husdon NH)
January 4, 2012
Those we love never truly leave us. Dr. Tucker will live on in the kidnesses he shared,the comfort he gave and the compassion he brought into all our lives.
our deepest condolences to his family.

Janet Rossetti and Family,Woburn,Ma.
January 4, 2012
Dear Tucker Family,
The passing of Dr. Tucker leaves us in deep sorrow and sadness. We were blessed to have him as our physician for 23 years. Not only was he a brilliant physician, he was a true care giver. His commitment, kindness, compassion and careing heart touched the lives of many. We mourn his loss and are thankfull that we could share in his life.
Rose & Nick Carrozza "Uncle Nick"
Rose & Nick Carrozza
January 4, 2012
I can still see his kind and smiling face as I reflect back on his internship days at TNEMC. He was a wonderful man and physician.
My sincere condolances. john zawacki
john zawacki
January 4, 2012
Howard and Kathy..our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family,and our love
bruce and arlene turry
January 4, 2012
I was very sad to read of Dr Tucker's death. His knowledge and expertise was not to be overshadowed by his compassion, understanding. and dignity with which he treated his patients. I feel fortunate to have known and been cared for by Dr Tucker and will miss him very much. I hope you, his family and friends, can find comfort in fond memories. You have my depest condolences.
Mary Burns
Mary Burns
January 4, 2012
Mrs Tucker and family,
I am very sorry for your loss, Dr Tucker was loved by all and a wonderful person to work for. He will me missed dearly.
With deepest sympathy
Lori Fuccione
January 3, 2012
Dr. Tucker was the kindest many you could ever meet. The definition of a mensch and a loving soul. Everything he did he did beautifully. He will be missed by his entire community.
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