Stephen Craig Tucker “Poppi,” 69, of Vergennes


Stephen Craig Tucker “Poppi” 69, of Vergennes, Vt., died as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sept. 14, 2021. He was born July 30, 1952, in Burlington, Vt, to parents Foster and Edna Tucker of Ferrisburgh Hollow.

He graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1970. Stephen served in the Merchant Marines as an able-bodied seaman and worked for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Stephen and his wife Dianne spent their happiest times at their family camp, Split Rock Cabin, in Lincoln, Vt.

Stephen was a dedicated and knowledgeable outdoorsmen who loved hunting and fishing. He was also a skilled master craftsman who was employed as a carpenter through McKernon Group.

He was predeceased by his parents, and two brothers Micheal and Scott Tucker.

Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Smith-Tucker; daughter Nichole (Buddy); son Nathan (Renne); and grandchildren Dylan and Chelsa and their children Jack and Randi, and Saige and Adam and their children Tucker and Theodore. He is also survived by his siblings, Gloria Phelan (Richard), Foster, Suzanne Bushey (Mike), Greg, Kimberly Curtis (Tim), and several nieces and nephews.

Services are being held at the Vergennes Congregational Church on South Water Street, Vergennes, Vt., on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m., followed by a gathering at Vergennes American Legion Post 14, Armory Lane, Vergennes, Vt. To send online condolences to his family or to find video of the service please visit ◊

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