BURLINGTON — Doug Tucker, 63, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, surrounded by his family at the Vermont Respite House in Burlington following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Burlington, the son of Lee and Alice (Wade) Tucker. He graduated from Vergennes High School, class of 1966. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1966 to 1969.
He married the love of his life of 16 years, Eileen Martin, on June 30, 2002. They enjoyed their time together, especially fishing with family and friends.
His life’s work was carpentry. He was also employed for 30 years in car sales, 17 of those years at Burlington Subaru, where he made many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Tucker; his parents, Lee and Alice Tucker; his sons, Todd and his wife Tabitha and Timothy; two brothers, Dale and Darrell Tucker; two sisters; Donna and Deb Tucker; three grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8, at Resurrection Park Cemetery, 200 Hinesburg Rd., South Burlington. A reception will follow with time to share and reflect on his life. Memorial donations in his name may be sent to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Wanda Ann Sunderland
MIDDLEBURY — Wanda Ann Sunderland, 69, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.
She was born in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 14, 1939, the daughter of Donald and Vivian (Woodruff) Boynton. She grew up in Rutland and graduated from Rutland High School, class of 1957. She earned her degree from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., class of 1961. She moved with her family to Bridport in August 1962, coming from Granite City, Ill., and moved to Middlebury in 1972.
She taught at Bridport, Salisbury and Mary Hogan elementary schools for several years. She worked at Porter Nursing Home as director of volunteers from 1978 until 1985. She served as director at Care Net Pregnancy Center in Middlebury for several years before joining the staff at Job Corps in Vergennes. She was interim principal at Valley Christian Academy in East Middlebury. She provided home day care for the past 12 years, until being forced to retire due to illness in 2006. Relatives say she was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles.
Surviving is her husband, Orrin P. Sunderland of Middlebury, whom she married in Jacksonville, Ill., on Feb. 17, 1962; a daughter, Amy D. Mood of Claremont, N.H.; two sons, Eric L. Sunderland of Essex Junction and David A. Sunderland of Rutland; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury.
Following the service the family will receive friends in the church hall, for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
There are no public calling hours.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 300 Trinity Drive, Williston, VT 05495, or to Rutland Area Christian School, 112 Lincoln Ave., Rutland, VT 05701.
Audrey W. Mack
WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Audrey W. Mack, 89, died on June 1, 2009, at the Masonic Health Center in Wallingford, Conn., on the 25th anniversary of the passing of her beloved husband, C. William Mack.
Born on Dec. 1, 1919, in Hamden, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Tolles) Winkelmann. Audrey grew up in Princeton, N.J. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1938.
Audrey married Bill, her high school sweetheart, in 1941. They raised their family in Rocky Hill, N.J. She spent a lifetime of summers at Mansfield Grove in East Haven, Conn.
Audrey worked at Educational Testing Service in Princeton for several years and was a member of the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill and the Rocky Hill Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.
She will be missed by her children, David Mack (Ellyn) of Bridport; Lynne Blydenburgh (David) of Princeton, N.J.; Karen Maestrini (David) of Meriden, Conn., with whom she most recently resided; and Donna Spafford of Covington, Ky. She was a loving grandmother to Corey Mack and Jana McQueeney of Vermont; Katy (Mack) Peterson (Tim) of Montana; Miya (McQueeney) Barosso (George) of Massachusetts; Joanne Baloga, Kristie Maestrini and Kicha (McQueeney) Foster (Adam) of Connecticut; Bethann Volpicella (Frank) of New Jersry; David Maestrini Jr. (Krischa) of North Carolina; Jeffrey Spafford and Jared Spafford of Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Roy C. Winkelmann, and her sister, Carol Ann Tash.
The funeral was held on Monday, June 8, in Rocky Hill, New Jersey.
If people so desire, contributions in Audrey’s memory can be made to the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill, 91 Washington St., Rocky Hill, NJ 08553.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.thekimblefuneral