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TUCKER, JOSEPHINE MAE LAVANWAY, 93
TUCKER, JOSEPHINE MAE LAVANWAY, 93, died peacefully January 9 at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Peg, as she was known to many, was born on Jan. 11, 1919, in Duxbury. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Haskins) Lavanway. Peg was predeceased by her brother, Whelan Freeman, and her sisters, Millie Boyce and Joyce Smith. Peg was married to Wesley Joseph Tucker on June 28, 1936, in Cabot. He predeceased her on Sept. 27, 1980. Peg raised her family in Northfield and worked at several places in the Northfield area, including Norwich University and Rabbit Hollow Knitting. Peg is survived by her seven children: Richard Tucker and wife Martha, Robert Tucker and wife Dorothy, Elizabeth Melvin, Ramona Partlow and husband Fred, Ronald Tucker and wife Cornelia, Reginald Tucker and wife Carole, and Thomas Tucker and wife Lana. Peg is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. One of Peg's greatest pleasures was to cook for her family, and she was an excellent cook, just like her mother. The wonderful Christmas cans of fudge, the many jars of homemade pickles and butterscotch sauce, and all of the other wonderful food she made for her family will always be remembered. She loved to make lunch (usually consisting of several courses) for her sons and boiled dinners for all the families. She was always good-natured, kind and especially, giving. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her family. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date this spring.
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