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“To Joan and the Tucker and Welch family, I am so sorry for your loss of Jim. He is a good man and will be missed and will remain in my heart. My...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Patte - VA

“i love you grnadpa im going ot miss you ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: heather - middletown, RI

“Gene and family, Sending our thoughts to you during this time. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bryce and Chris Reddy - Falmouth, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Some of my fondest memories as a child is visiting Aunt Ruthie & Jim. I will always cherish those...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Wright - Manchester, NJ

“Grandpa Jim, I'm glad I got to see you before you left..... ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Patti - Middletown, RI

“My deepest sympathies go out to all my cousins, the Welch's and Tucker's. I have many wonderful memories of our visits to RI to stay with Aunt Ruthy...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Morrison - Clearwater, FL

“Paul & I would like to send our condolences to all of Uncle Jim's family. We have many wonderful memories of times spent with the Welch-Tucker family...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul & Bev Dzwonek - Cream Ridge, NJ

“Welch-Tucker and Joan, Sorry for your loss You are in our thoughts and prayers ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Robert & PaulineGibson - FL

“To all of Uncle Jim's family (and there are a lot of them!!!!) I send my condolences. I wish I had been able to see him before he passed. He was...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: SUSAN JOHNSON SELPH - Whiting, NJ

“I'm so sorry for your loss... Jim was one of a kind guy and he will be missed......Love Nancy ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy - Tiverton, RI

“Sending our thoughts and best wishes for you at this time. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sean and Sidney Gilfillan - VA


MIDDLETOWN, RI - James Edward Tucker, 71 of Renfrew Avenue, Middletown, RI, formerly of Seascape Avenue, Middletown, RI, died on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in the John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown.. He was the husband of Joan E. (Rowe) Tucker of Middletown, and the late Ruth (Johnson) Tucker. Born in Everette, WA, on August 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Edward James and Vera (Kallaman) Tucker. James served in the United States Navy for 20 years, he served during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, while in the Navy he worked as a machinist retiring in 1975 He was a graduate of Johnson and Wales College Class of 1978. Jim then went on the become a shellfisherman for the next 10 years and for 15 years he worked as a machinist for the Little Harbor Marina in Portsmouth. He was a life time member of the AM Vets, and a communicant of St. Lucy´s Church. James enjoyed carpentry and was an avid fisherman. Besides his wife he is survived by his children Charles Welch of Bristol, RI, Richard Welch, Kevin Welch, Eugene Welch, Douglas Tucker and Marion Welch all of Middletown. He also leaves his step children Mary Potts, Donna Leathem, Robin Holbrook, James Evans. James is also survived by his brothers Greg Peterson and Merill Tucker both of Washington State, thirty grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Steven Welch, Christopher Tucker and Lawrence Welch. He was also the step father of the late Harley Evans His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:00am, from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial at 9:00am, in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, from 4-8 pm in the Memorial Funeral Home Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 Richmond Street, Suite 204, Providence, RI 02906

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