Obituaries

Marguerite I. Tucker

April 29th, 2021

Marguerite Imelda (Beauregard) Tucker, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2021.

Marguerite was born in Woonsocket, RI on February 18, 1931; she was the dear daughter of the late Arthur Beauregard of Woonsocket, RI and late Blanche (Sevigny) Beauregard of West Warwick, RI. She was raised in Woonsocket and Cumberland Hills, RI; and attended the Rhode Island School for the Deaf (RISD) on Hope Street in Providence, RI and was a member of the Class of 1950.

Marguerite played basketball for RISD when the girls’ game was six-on-six basketball. Teams had six players each instead of five, with three forwards and three guards. The forwards must stay in their frontcourt and the guards must stay in the backcourt. Her individual and team statistics unfortunately were not preserved; but she was very proud when her granddaughter Claire Tucker played on the United States Deaf Women National Basketball Team that won the gold medal at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria.

In 1954, Marguerite married the “love of her life” Donald S. Tucker; the couple moved to Worcester, MA, Springfield, MA, Agawam, MA, and then Wilmington, MA (1964) where they raised their family. Marguerite was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Marguerite was known to be a woman of great faith and great love; she was a member of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington, MA and Sacred Heart Church in Newton, MA for many years.

Marguerite was an active participant in the Deaf Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s and 1970’s which pushed for recognition of American Sign Language, sign language interpreters, telecommunications for Deaf individuals, and closed captions for television programs.

Marguerite was an artist with extraordinary talents in sewing, quilting, stenciling, watercolor painting, sketching, and crafts. She sometimes held booths to sell home-made items at craft fairs. One of her favorite memories was sewing wedding dresses for family members and friends. She also painted “The Last Supper” in watercolor during her younger days but this painting was given to a friend and she never saw it again. She also loved baking, especially pastries. She also was an avid cross-country skier and often went to ski in New Hampshire with her friends. She was a long time member of the “Deaf Tree” investment club, and it is probably the first Deaf women investment club in the United States.

Marguerite volunteered at the Alumni Association of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Sacred Heart Church in Newton, MA, the New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers, MA, and The Learning Center For the Deaf in Framingham, MA. Marguerite will forever be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Marguerite was the beloved wife of late Donald S. Tucker of Wilmington, devoted mother of Stephen G. Tucker of Wilmington, MA, James E. Tucker of Middletown, MD and Mary Jean Tucker of Swampscott, MA, and loving grandmother of Bradford Tucker of Frederick, MD and Claire Tucker of Rochester, NY. Cherished daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche (Sevigny) Beauregard, dear sister of the Gerard G. Beauregard and his first late wife Irene (Chasse) Beauregard and his second late wife Therese E. (Bolduc) Beauregard, and late Jeannine (Beauregard) Fortin and her late husband Rene E. Fortin. Marguerite was also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, September 25, 2021 for Visitation from 10:00-11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marguerite’s memory may be made to “Deaf Apostolate” at Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184; or to the New England Homes for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923, nehd.org.

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Marguerite I. Tucker”

  1. Gayle says:

    my name is Gayle orlanzo and im a cashier at market basket…. i always remembered both of your parents coming into market basket it was a pleasure knowing them.. im sorry for your loss

  2. Solange says:

    I’m truly sorry to hear about cousin Marguerite’s passing…she was a sweet lady…very gracious, very kind hearted and loving. I wish I had been allowed to meet her when I was young…yet I’m glad I had a chance to get to know her as an adult. Great role model for many deaf people. She is with your dad, Donald. Rest in Peace Marguerite…give your mom and dad and all of the Sevigny siblings a big hug from me.

  3. Nancy Vinacco says:

    We, Vinacco families are very sorry for your loss of your precious mother. She was a superb woman with caring heart to Deaf community. Our prayers and hugs for you all.

  4. David fortin says:

    Auntie Margaret – You and uncle Donald were 2 of God’s greatest creations. Enjoy eternal life and I hope to see both of you when I get there.

  5. Suzann L Bedrosian says:

    Condolences to all involved. Marge was a phenomenal human being as was her husband, Don. Their wonderful graces blessed the company they kept and I’m so lucky to have known them both! I wholeheartedly appreciated their existence and support in my life!

  6. Linda Stoltz says:

    With heartfelt condolences ????

  7. Joanne (Vinacco) Daniels says:

    Oh my! She’s so sweet. Sorry for your loss. She’s wonderful and always smile. Our family know her and her family and always remember her. <3

  8. Rod MacInnes says:

    I first got to know Marge and Donald Tucker as a member of Mohawk Oral Club in the ‘60s. I have always admired their wonderful friendliness and willingness to offer help in any way. May the Lord bless them forever.

  9. Nancy Maguire Heath says:

    So sorry to hear of Marguerite’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Harvard Square many years ago and found her to be such a delight. May the warm memories you have of her and the assurance of her faith sustain you as you mourn her loss. On behalf of her alma mater, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, we send loving wishes to the family.

  10. Sue Philip says:

    My dear condolences to the whole family – We had childhood visits especially during the summers at their house and at our house. Always enjoyed having them around. I admire Marige for her creative art and craft works. Yes she is very gentle and caring with everyone who crossed to her path. May she be in rest and join with her hubby Donald as well as other Deaf people somewhere

  11. June McMahon says:

    I’m sorry about your loss. I met your mother a few times and she was a sweet lady.

  12. Kathy (Hanlon) McNAmara says:

    Dear Stephen, Jamie, Mary Jean and family. We are all so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a very big part of our childhood memories and will be greatly missed. Both of your parents were amazing people and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Sending our love and thoughts to each of you.

  13. Jim Cooney says:

    Dear Jamie and family:
    My condolences a. on the passing of your mom. From what people in R.I. say, she was a very nice woman. I probably met her when she was at RISD. I understand that she graduated in 1950. I believe my dad was the speaker at her graduation. God blessed you with a wonderful mom. I pray that you are comforted. I know she was very proud of you.
    Jim Cooney

  14. Marsha flowers says:

    Steve and Jamie, Bradford and Claire, you were blessed with a beautiful soul
    Your mother and grandmother. When I first met her she glowed with love and happiness! She was always smiling and friendly as if she was everyone’s mother and grandmother. She loved all of you deeply and u were always in her heart with love. Whenever u are down remember her smile and love look to the sky and say “ I am ok”. She will be smiling back. Remember that!

  15. Elaine and William Glennon says:

    When I was told that Marge had passed away, it was a shock to me, and I was saddened.
    The last time I saw her, she was vibrant, and we chatted for a while in the dining area before bingo began at the New England for the Deaf.
    I first met Marge while working at the IRS in 1974 or 1975. We enjoyed chatting whenever we had the chance, making our workplace a pleasant one.
    She loved her family immensely, and she was very proud of her children’s accomplishments.
    She was skilled in sewing finely detailed clothes and was talented at various other crafts. She was also an outstanding cook and a meticulous housekeeper.o
    Marge always smiled and was friendly to everyone. She was thoughtful, sweet, kind, and deeply religious.
    I am so glad to have known her; she was my cherished friend, and I shall miss seeing her and chatting with her.
    Our deepest sympathy to James, Stephen, and Mary Jean,
    Elaine and William Glennon

  16. Elaine and William Glennon says:

    When I was told that Marge had passed away, it was a shock to me, and I was saddened.
    The last time I saw her, she was vibrant, and we chatted for a while in the dining area before bingo began at the New England Home for the Deaf.
    I first met Marge while working at the IRS in 1974 or 1975. We enjoyed chatting whenever we had the chance, making our workplace a pleasant one.
    She loved her family immensely, and she was very proud of her children’s accomplishments. She was skilled in sewing finely detailed clothes and was talented at various other crafts. She was also an outstanding cook and a meticulous housekeeper.
    Marge always smiled and was friendly to everyone. She was thoughtful, sweet, kind, and deeply religious.
    I am so glad to have known her; she was my cherished friend, and I shall miss seeing her and chatting with her.
    Our deepest sympathy to James, Stephen, and Mary Jean,
    Elaine and William Glennon

  17. Dotty campbell says:

    Dear tuckers, so sorry to hear about your mom. Growing up you guys were always around and your mom and mine hung out.your mom was always so sweet.
    So sorry
    The Campbell’s

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