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“What a sad day. Mr Tucker, we will never forget you and will miss you always. Your laughter, your smile, great sense of humor, unselfishness, and...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Anita and Fred White - Melrose, MA

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Tucker had a sharp memory and very interesting tails to tell. He truly impressed us with his knowledge. We...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Faith & Barbara Fortune - Melrose, MA

“I only met Mr. Tucker a couple of times but have been friends with his sons for over 30 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Mark & Brenda Cameron - Derry, NH

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. Cherish the memories...he will be missed. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay - Melrose, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please keep me in mind if there is anything you need. My sympathy is with you. Karyn ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Karyn Incatasciato - MA

“Out deepest condolences to the Tucker family, as well as to all of Mr. Tucker's friends and acquaintances. He will surely be missed by all, but will...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Douglas Bajgot - Sudbury, MA

“We all lost a great man but we know he is with his beloved wife, Scotty. Mr. Tucker was the most positive and happy person I think I ever met. We...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jeff Bajgot - Bellingham, MA

“Dear Tucker family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. Our families go so far back I don't know where to begin. I don't know...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Anne Marie (O'Brien) Nelson - MA

“To the Tucker Family We enjoyed many good times with your Scotty & Ed over the past twenty or more years. Our thoughts and prayers are wity you. Our...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Angela & Jack Dee - Weymouth, MA

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this diffucult time. Janet, Chris, Jeff and Stephanie ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Janet Reel Odean - Warminster, PA

“Sorry for loss,May God bless all of you at this time of need ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Pasquale Passi DD - Hyde Park, MA

“Ed was a real gentleman with a great sense of humor. Enjoyed a lot of laughs standing next to Ed selling hot dogs and drinks at the Lions Club...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Keith Bowden - Melrose, MA

“I don't know where to begin. Dad always meant the world to me. He replaced a void that few could have. We had many laughs together whether it was...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Giggles( Debbie Spurr) - Bronson, FL

“To The Tucker Family, Mary and I wish to send our condolences on the passing your father and leader of your family. You are in our thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: James & Mary Strojny - Taunton, MA

“Guys I am sorry to hear about your lose my prayers are with you ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: John Reel - E Weymouth, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. (pope) ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Bill Reel - E. Weymouth, MA

“Dad was a great father and mentor to me when I met him 30yrs ago in my impressable days and took me under his wing. See we each had something the...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Lorraine Tucker-OConnor - Norwood, MA

“Edward J Tucker was more then Just another ordinary buisness man.He was a grandpa, husband, father, brother, and friend. he was someone people knew...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Rebecca Tucker - Melbourne, FL

“Our Condolences to Ed's Family. Ed was a good friend to us from the years of our childrens Melrose High School Band days and during the 28 years...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Erna Hooton - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Even though I only met Ed a few times, he was very sweet and made me feel like part of the family. I'm sad that the kids...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Osborn - ME

“gramps was always fun on his visits. he and grandma would come down to florida to visit my family every year. i have a great many respects for my...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Katrena Dillman - st. paul, MN

“We are so sad to hear of Ed's death. Our love and sympathy to the family. Bill and Claire ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Bill and Claire Gray - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss. He is in a better place and no more suffering and with the help of family and friends you will all get through this terrible...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Marilyn Burris - Hudson, NH

“Deepest sympathy to the entire Tucker family. Ed you always made me feel at home wither at work, playing card games and dinners at the house, I...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Smith - Wilmington, MA

“Our sympathy any prayers are with you in your time of need. Sharon E. Leavy and family ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Leavy - Boston, MA

“Very sorry for your loss. On behalf of the Coleman family, please except my deepest sympathy. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: john coleman - Charlestown, MA

“Know that the entire Tucker family is in my prayers. Edward will be greatly missed. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: SallyJo Osborn

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague and Stephen Bartholomew - MA


Edward J. Tucker Sr. passed away at home on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. He was 83 years of age. Ed was born in Springfield, raised in Charlestown, graduated from Charlestown High School and was a Sea Scout at the high school. At age 16 he went to work at the Charlestown Shipyard before entering the US Navy. After serving in the Navy during WWII he came back to Charlestown and worked for another 4 years in the shipyard. In 1950, he rejoined the US Navy and served as a Quarter Master 2nd Class during the Korean War. After his discharge from the service he went to Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in accounting. Mr. Tucker worked for the Rockland Atlas National Bank for a short time, he was a master controller for Stop & Shop Bakery for over 10 years and then helped set up the MasterCard system with the local Boston Banks. Ed moved to Melrose in 1963, where he worked as an accountant and started his own firm, F & S Accounting in 1965. He has run the business for the past 44 years at 45 Essex St. in Melrose. Edward stayed very dedicated to his fellow veteran soldiers through out his life, serving as Past & Present Commander of the USS Constitution VFW Post #3339 in Dorchester, as Past State Commander of MOC, nickname of "Cooties", which is a group of veterans that do volunteer work at the local VA Hospitals and help raise money selling the little red poppies. When his children were younger he was a volunteer bus driver for the LT. Norman Prince Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as driving the school bus for Melrose High School and bus trips to Foxwoods. In the 1960's & 1970's he was a member of the Boston Sparks Association where he drove the Salvation Army truck handing out food and hot coffee to those affected by the fire. Mr. Tucker enjoyed competitive ballroom roller-skating, was a member of the Melrose AmVets, the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks #2070 and the Melrose Lyons Club serving food at the Melrose High football games. Loving husband of the late Shelia A. (Martin) Tucker. Devoted father of Edward J. Tucker Jr. & his wife Jennifer of Tewksbury, Stephen M. & Richard W. Tucker both of FL, David A. Tucker of Wilmington and Kenneth J. Tucker of Melrose. Brother of James, Philip, Thomas Tucker & the late Millie Kane. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Saturday, May 9th at 8AM. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose, at 9AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Friday from 4-9PM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose.