Boxford — Mr. Alan Newel Tucker, 73, of Boxford, beloved husband of Ruth Ann (Evans) Tucker, died unexpectedly, July 3, 2013, in Montreal, Canada, following fulfilling a lifelong dream of traveling through Canada and the Pacific Northwest via train.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Millard and Marjorie (Hoyt) Tucker. He was raised and educated in Marblehead, was a graduate of the former Governor Dummer Academy, and a graduate of Boston University, majoring in business.
A certified financial analyst, Alan began his professional career in financial planning. He changed career paths and became a machinist and was employed at Middleton Aerospace for many years, retiring in 1999.
A long-time active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Family, Alan was a dedicated member of the Men’s group and the Church Choir. He loved to cook, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was an avid train enthusiast. He had a renowned model train set at home and traveled throughout the United States via railroad. He was a beloved husband, father and a grandfather and will be deeply missed.
In addition to his loving wife, Alan is survived by his daughters, Rachel Graf and her husband, Daniel, of Georgetown and Cheryl Cutler and her husband, Edward, of Townsend; his sons, Gregory Tucker and his wife, Sarah, of Topsfield and Garet Tucker and his wife, Faith, of Lancaster; his seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother, David Tucker and his wife, Monika, of Marblehead; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Michael Graf.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held graveside in the Memorial Garden of the Trinity Episcopal Church, River Street, Topsfield, Saturday, July 11, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Alan’s memory to the Emmaus Inc., P.O. BOX 568, Haverhill, MA 01831. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.