Phyllis L.Tucker, 86, of West Hartford, widow of late husband Leo L. Tucker, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Hebrew Healthcare. Born in Washington, ME September 19, 1930, the daughter of the late Leroy and Edith (Mears) Light, and lived in East Hampton for 40 years. In 1948 she graduated from East Hartford High School and married. She became an LPN in 1974, where she worked in various nursing fields: Psychiatric, Geriatrics and Hospice, for 25 years. She is survived by four daughters, Elaine Siena of Portland, Irene Yocum of Rocky Hill, Mary Ashurst of New Port Richey, FL and Faye Boulton of Hartford, and their husbands, John, Mike, Tom and Henry; two sisters, Gloria Gagnon of Glastonbury and Lyla Tessier of Port Saint Lucie, FL; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons, Michael Tucker, Thomas Tucker and Ralph Tucker; her brothers, Wesley Light, Frank Light and Richard Light; one sister, Faye Aekus. A private Memorial Service will be held at Hebrew Healthcare, One Abrahms Boulevard, West Hartford, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Heart Association, www.heart.org . or Cancer Fund Research, www.cancerresearch.org .
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