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Phyllis Tucker

January 9, 1914 – November 27, 2010

Hampton Union, Friday, December 3, 2010

[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]

EXETER — Phyllis Tucker, 96, of Langdon Place, formerly of Hampton, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Exeter Healthcare.

She was born Jan. 9, 1914, the daughter of the late James W. and Marion Doe Tucker. She was raised in Concord before moving to Hampton.

She was a 1931 graduate of Hampton Academy & High School.

Miss Tucker went to Washington, D.C., during World War II and completed her civil service career as the executive secretary for the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Research & Development under four administrations. Prior to her service at the Pentagon she had assignments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Naples, Italy and Brussels, Belgium. She retired in 1971 and returned to Hampton.

She is survived by one niece and her husband, Susan and Robert Yaro of Stamford, Conn.; two nephews and their wives, Stephen and Lucy Tucker of Georgetown, Texas, and James W. and Kathy Tucker III of Dayton, Ohio.

WE REMEMBER: She is also survived by one great-niece, Jennifer Harned and her husband Tom of Stamford; three great-nephews and their wives, Nathanael Tucker Yaro of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gregory and Sara Tucker and David and Rebecca Tucker all of Austin, Texas; one great-great-niece, Elizabeth Marian Tucker of Austin.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence H. Tucker and James W. Tucker, II.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hampton; the N.H. Federated Women’s Club; the Hampton Monday Club; and the Piscataqua Pioneers.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the care she received at Exeter Healthcare and from Rockingham VNA & Hospice.

SERVICES: Spring graveside services will be held in High Street Cemetery, Hampton.

Memorial donations may be made to Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833.

Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.

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