Ruth F. Tucker
Published 10:00 am, Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ruth F. Tucker, 89, of Fairfield died April 25 at home.
Born June 6, 1921, in Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late A.J. and Tillie Graves of Greenwich and was the wife of late Robert L. Tucker Sr. of Fairfield.
She graduated from Greenwich High School, and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. In the 1940s, she worked for War Price and Rationing. After marrying in June 1946, she moved with her husband to Fairfield. She was a member of the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, where she was involved in the Women's Guild and served on the Board of Deaconesses. She sang in the church choir many years, and until the last two years, volunteered at annual Dogwood Festival.
She had worked for "Smokenders" in the late 1960s-70s, and also had worked for the Fairfield YMCA as coordinator of the after-school girls program. In 1978, she went to work for MBI in Norwalk until her retirement in 2003 at age 82.
Survivors include her children, Robert (Bob) and Cora Tucker of Austin, Texas, and Darlene and Matthew Trupp of Stratford; five grandchildren, Robert (Leslie) Tucker and Amy (Dan) Miller, all of Columbus Ohio, Katie Tucker of New Braunfels, Texas, Michael (Jennifer) Trupp of West Haven, and Daniel (Aimee) Trupp of Louisville, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren, Dylan, Tatum and Reese Tucker, Anna and Claire Miller, Gabrielle and Kassidy Trupp and Darwynn and Otto Trupp. She was predeceased by a sister Vivian Lyons, and two brothers Charles (Pete) Graves and William Graves.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. June 4 in Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, with the Revs. David Rowe and Alida Ward co-officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, CT 06824; Operation Hope, 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or Vitas Hospice, Merritt 8 Corporate Park, 99 Hawley Lane, Stratford, CT 06614. Arrangements are handled by Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road. For information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com.