Arthur J. Tucker, 82, of Marlborough

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Arthur J. TuckerMarlborough – Arthur “Jim” J. Tucker, aged 82 years, passed away peacefully at home on April 7, 2024, following a brief but courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by the loving support of his beloved family.

Although faced with this challenge, Arthur fought valiantly, as he always would, as he continued to provide care and support for his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 60 years, Anne Marie (MacDonald) Tucker, who he lovingly referred to as “his girl”.

Arthur was born and raised in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, a son to the late Arthur C. and Nancy A. (Andrews) Tucker. After graduating North Sydney H.S., Arthur joined the U.S. Air Force. After Arthur’s honorable tour of duty, the young couple married and relocated to the United States. They settled in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and would remain here for over 52 years in their current home.

Arthur was employed as a materials foreman within General Motors’ assembly plant in Framingham for 25 years. Upon his retirement Arthur, always one to keep busy, worked another 10 years within the custodial and maintenance department for Marlborough’s public schools.

Arthur was a longtime active member of Marlborough Fish and Game Club where he served as past vice president and was instrumental in the creation of the 3D Archery program there.

Although set in his ways, friends and members of MF&G knew they could count on Arthur to step in and help. He was blessed to have Anne Marie alongside, assisting Arthur with many of the needed tasks that would arise, keeping the club moving smoothly forward for the benefit of all.

Arthur was a legendary outdoorsman. While successfully enjoying one season, he would be readying himself for the next. He would be glad to share some of the many stories of excursions in search of whitetail or the best spot to fish. He looked forward to spending time with his family and enjoyed making memories during the many camping trips they would embark on. Arthur also enjoyed sports and looked forward to following the New England sports teams’ seasons.

In addition to his beloved wife Anne Marie, Arthur is survived by their two children, Roger D. Tucker of Marlborough, Heather A. Tucker and her companion Jim “Jamie” McDonald of Ossipee, New Hampshire and a grandson, Tyler Urato of Marlborough.

A time to gather and celebrate the life of Arthur will be held at a date yet to be determined, at the Marlborough Fish & Game Club, 1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough. Once a day and time is set, an announcement will be shared through an updated obituary.

The Tucker family respectfully request privacy at this time and further request to please hold on visiting their home and phoning.

Memorial donations be directed to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National MS Society-Greater New England, PO Box 289, Canton, MA 02021 (https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MAM/Donate).

Arrangements are under the care of Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. www.HaysFuneralHome.com.

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