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Therese Alice Tucker
Date of Death: November 2, 2019
Susan Thompson
Patti Campanelli
Kristen Biba
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Moloney's Lake Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Monday 11/4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 11/4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Moloney's Lake Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Tuesday 11/5, 10:00 am
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Cemetery
Pinelawn Memorial Park
Tuesday 11/5

Therese Alice Tucker (Legere – White), age 87 at time of her passing on November 2, 2019 after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. Therese was a painter and will live on not only in her artwork, but in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Therese is pre-deceased by Thomas Anthony…

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Susan Thompson left a message on November 5, 2019:
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Ginny and Mark Merlino left a message on November 5, 2019:
With our deepest sympathy to you, Alice and your whole family. Ginny and Mark
Alice Fallier left a message on November 5, 2019:
Mom Therese Alice Legere White Tucker ( Her long name will be explained in a minute) Therese Alice Legere grew up in Astoria, Queens in the 30’s and 40’s. For her, the struggle was real, and she was happy to move on and be married at the young age of 19. She once told me that she spent her whole life trying to get out of Astoria and that Cold water Flat that she lived in. She couldn’t understand, for the life of her, why my daughter Madeline decided to live there. I told her it’s nicer now Mom. They have hot water now. In the early 50’s Mom was married to Thomas White. And they went on to have 5 children, one after the other. Sadly, at the age of 25, Mom became a widow when our father died from Cancer. She was left with 5 small children of which I was the baby. With the help of our two loving Grandmothers, Mom made her way until she met and married Bill Tucker. They then gave us two more sisters to love. In 1968 we all ended up here in the suburbs, and we began living our lives in Ronkonkoma. Bill Tucker began the transformation of the sandy backyard, removing tree stumps, bringing in loads of top soil, planting Rhododendrons and azaleas bringing Moms dreams to life. She loved her yard and she loved Long Island. But Mom...Mom was an artist! She was often seen sitting at her easel in the kitchen by the patio doors painting beautiful oil paintings. If she didn’t give the paintings away she sold them at art shows all over the island. I remember going to those art shows and the 110 flea market. We kids would walk around for hours and hours while Mom manned her booth. Her artistry showed up in how she dressed us as children with cute dresses and Mary Janes. Her artistry showed up in setting a beautiful table for each holiday and cooking the meals for what seemed like an army of people. For communions and confirmations she would fan out the forks and knives on the banquet table in a pretty pattern and throw us a party. She loved to go to garage sales and changed up the house decor quite frequently. We never knew what would show up or what would be gone from the house when we came home. But it was always warm and cozy. We ate Sunday dinner early but what I loved was the dessert. She’d put up chocolate pudding in pretty gold dishes and they would spread from end to end on our large kitchen table meant for a family of 9. Mom enjoyed the extended Tucker family. When they all got together there would be a lot of loud laughter and friendly joking and teasing. We were grateful to the Tucker’s to have embraced us and loved us as their own. When retirement rolled around Mom and Bill had 5 good years of fun and travel before he too, sadly passed away. Mom’s later life was filled with the love of her children, grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She continued to paint and made sure the grands all got a painting from her. Mom and I would go for long lunches together, and shopping at CVS especially made her happy. Once she started struggling with walking we would go for long rides around LI which she loved. But we still always had lunch together. One of the last things she said to me was that she wished we could go out for lunch again. It broke my heart. In 2014, we lost our only brother, Mom took it very hard. This year in June we lost Karen, one of her grandchildren. Both to Cancer. Mom didn’t want to leave us but she too, was sadly, called away. She leaves a legacy of love. We appreciate your struggles Mom, we appreciate your artistry. We Will miss you Mom and we will all love you forever and ever. To all of you Thank you for joining us here for her final farewell. Love Alice
Patti Campanelli left a message on November 4, 2019:
I will miss our Sunday visits so much! Thank you for our time together, praying, chatting, and getting to know one another better. I know you're with our Lord and Savior now, happy and at peace. I love you!
Kristen Biba left a message on November 4, 2019:
In memory of Therese Alice Tucker, Kristen Biba lit a candle
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