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Joan A. Tucker

Died: 10/26/2010

Mrs. Joan A. Tucker, age 75, of Newark, DE, died on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in the presence of her loving family after losing her battle with cancer.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on June 5, 1935, Joan was the daughter of the late Margaret and Harvey Starr. She retired from the former MBNA after 20 years of dedicated service. Earlier in her life, she enjoyed traveling with her family, vacationing at the familys beach home in Pot Nets, fishing, and crabbing. She was a member of St. Johns-Holy Angels parish and Santa Maria Council #195 Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Throughout her life, she was an avid bowler and enjoyed going on cruises with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John B. Tucker. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen M. Brooking and her husband, Gene, of Newark, DE; her son, Robert J. Tucker and his wife, Rebecca, of Newark, DE; her son, John B. Tucker, Jr. and his wife, Reta, of Elkton, MD; her grandchildren, Eric and Lauren Brooking, Blake and Olivia Tucker, and Megan and Ashley Tucker; her brothers, Harvey, James, and Charles Starr; and her sister, Peggy Farley.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Delaware Hospice, VNA, and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center for their many kindnesses to Joan during her illness.

Visitation will be held from 9 am to 11 am on Monday, November 1, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 Noon at St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, 301 North Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington, DE. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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