Nancy C. Tucker, 73, Community Volunteer
Nancy Cooke Tucker, who for many years was a dedicated volunteer
number of charitable and social service organizations associated with
the Episcopal Church, died Dec. 23, l997 in her home in Alexandria, Va.
She was 73.
Mrs. Tucker was born in New London, CT., lived for many years
England and spent summers on Chebeague Island, Maine, before moving to
Chapel Hill, NC. in 1963.
She is a graduate of the Westover School, Middlebury, CT.,
Junior College in Boston, Mass.
During World War II, Mrs. Tucker was employed in a war-related
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also worked in the
real estate business in Longmeadow, Mass.
In l969 Mrs. Tucker married the Rev. Herbert Nash Tucker, the
associate minister at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill. She
assisted the Rev. Tucker during his tenure as minister of Episcopal
churches in Ellicott City, MD., and Accomac, VA. After his retirement,
the Rev. and Mrs. Tucker continued their involvement in church
activities in Georgetown, SC, where they were also active in Hospice of
The Rev. and Mrs. Tucker returned to Chapel Hill in 1993 where
Tucker was an AIDS volunteer in a program operated by the Chapel of the
For many years, the Rev. and Mrs. Tucker were active members
Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mrs.
Tucker was a former Women's Club Champion of the Great Chebeague Island
Mrs. Tucker is predeceased by her first husband, Robert P.
Read, and by
the Rev. Tucker. She is survived by five children, Robert P. Read Jr.,
of Portsmouth, NH.; Harry Allen Cooke Read of Alexandria, VA.; Charles
B. Read of Simpsonville, SC.; and Rosamund F. Read of Walpole, MA.; to
stepchildren, Caroline Miller of Silver Spring, MD., and Bland Leonard
of Tryon, NC.; five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. An Ellen
Goodman column about Chebeague was read at Mrs. Tucker's Memorial
Service in Chapel Hill, NC., on Jan. 24, l998.