Richard G. Tucker
1927 - 2021
Obituary of Richard G. Tucker
Rev. Richard G Tucker, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Norwich, N. Y. where he had resided for the past two years.
He was born May 19, 1927 to Louise and Harrison Tucker in Syracuse N.Y. He attended Syracuse schools graduating from Central High School in 1945. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was very proud of his military service and delighted in sharing stories of his “navy days." After the Navy he enrolled in LeMoyne College where he made lifelong friends and proudly was a member of LeMoyne’s first graduating class. Upon graduation Father Tucker entered the workforce for a brief time selling plumbing fixtures. He then made the decision to enter the priesthood attributing that decision to the Jesuits at LeMoyne. He attended St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester N.Y, and was ordained February 3, 1958 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. His first clerical assignment was St. Ann’s in Syracuse and he proudly served at St. Matthew’s in E. Syracuse and St. Mary’s in Oswego as an associate. He also served as pastor of St. Louis in Oswego and St. Ann’s in Syracuse. Retiring in May of 1986 he continued to fill the needs in the Diocese for the next 25 years.
Father Tucker was predeceased by his mother and father, brother, Robert Tucker, sister -in -law, Thelma Tucker, and brother, Donald. He is survived by his nieces, Barbara (Bill) Duffy of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Mary Ann (Mark) DeMellier of Norwich N.Y. and Christine Tucker of Yngsjo, Sweden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM Friday, June 11th at Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave. Friends may call on Thursday, June 10th from 4 to 7pm at the Church. A priest vigil will be held Thursday, June 10th at 7pm at church. Internment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dewitt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clerical Fund of the Diocese of Syracuse, Lemoyne College, or a charity of one’s choice.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Tucker, please visit Tribute Store
Vigil for a Priest
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary's Cemetery
3180 Bellevue Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13219
Phone: (315) 468-3443
Fax: (315) 468-6004
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