Judith E. Tucker

Judith E. Tucker, 51, of Beverly, died July 1, 2014, under hospice care at Kaplan House, Danvers, with her beloved spouse, Elizabeth E. Mann, by her side. Judy was born Oct. 2, 1962, to the late George Tucker of Lynn. She leaves her siblings Diane, Kathleen, James, John and David Tucker and in-laws Don Ladder, Grace and Irene Tucker and Barbara, Linda, Sharon, Ann and Geoff Mann, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, many caregivers and friends, especially Marty Radziewicz, Sharon and Bob Bailey and Kat Taylor. Judy graduated from Salem State College and received a master’s degree from the University of Indiana. She taught at a school for the deaf and at a school for the developmentally disabled. She was most proud of her work with Health & Education Services Inc. of Beverly, ensuring safe conditions at half-way houses for the mentally ill. Judy had a great love for animals, but especially dogs, and in particular, her beloved Schnauzer, Speed. Also, in the past few years, she had greatly enjoyed the many wildlife sightings she had right from the patio of the apartment she and Betsy shared on the edge of a field. Judy’s intelligence, dry sense of humor, her kind heart, incredible fortitude, and spirited sense of justice will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial gathering will be held at the clubhouse, Folly Hill Apartments, 1 Apple Rd., Beverly, on Aug. 17, 1-4 p.m., the Sunday nearest to what would have been Betsy and Judy’s ninth wedding anniversary Aug. 20.


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  1. Sharon Mann on July 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    What a special, loving, loyal, kind, fair, sweet, thoughtful devoted person…

    All my love to you, Betsy. I’m so glad Judy was in my life, and a thousand times gladder that she was in yours.

    She will be SO greatly missed by all of us who had the chance to know her. She was a gift, and I will cherish her for all of my life. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Arms around you.

  2. Kat Taylor on July 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Judy sure seemed ready to live a lot more years. She was geared up to get stronger, and Sharon tells me she had bought brand new sneakers. Her affirmation of her life, and of her love, Betsy Mann, was like a bright light…those of us left behind feel somehow caught by surprise, even though we knew how hard her body was working on its tasks of recovery. Her vibrance is echoing in her absence. I hope that all who loved her will be able to be inspired, and somehow fortified, by her example in life. I send my heartfelt condolences to you all.

  3. Nancy flynn on July 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    She was so such a sweet little girl. I am so very sorry.

  4. Linda Mann on July 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Judy was so brave; I could never have gone through what she did nor what Betsy did with such determination to live. I miss her so much. She will always live in my heart.

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