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OBITUARY: Mary Tucker

November 10, 2022
By Staff Report

Mary A. Tucker (nee Harrington), born to eternal life on October 13, 2022 at the age of 75 years. Cherished wife of Drew for 53 years. Loving mother of Brett (Victoria) Tucker and Mandy (Daniel) Jackson. Dear “GrandMary” of Avery Tucker, Riley Jackson, Maya Tucker, Jackson Tucker and Tucker Jackson. Further survived and loved by other family and innumerable friends. 

Mary was born in Milwaukee and attended Milwaukee University School and Tulane University. She earned a master’s degree in psychology at UWM and a Ph.D. from Marquette University in educational psychology. 

Throughout her career, she touched the lives of many children in her work as a school psychologist in the Grafton, Racine and Milwaukee public school systems. She spent 15 years as a school psychologist in the Mequon-Thiensville school district at both the elementary and high school levels before ending her career in a private practice. She was a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and education, serving in various local educational not-for-profit organizations. She also served as a Deacon at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Upon retirement Mary lived part-time in Boca Grande, where she was an active member of the Boca Grande Woman’s Club’s educational scholarship committee and the Lighthouse United Methodist Church’s parish relations committee. Mary was a loyal and generous friend to so many. She was also an avid golfer, painter and Green Bay Packers fan. A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 29 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee, and a reception followed at the University Club of Milwaukee. The family established the Mary Tucker Charitable Fund through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Mary’s fund will make annual contributions to charity organizations in support of Mary’s lifelong passion for mental health and children’s education. In lieu of flowers, any contributions to Mary’s fund would be appreciated at A memorial service will be held in Boca Grande on Thanksgiving Eve, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 300 Gilchrist Avenue, followed by a reception in the Church Fellowship Hall.