Rev. William W. Tucker

1930 ∼ 2020

donald lans of East Falmouth,ma.02536 wrote:

Bill was an Interim at Waquoit Congregational Church,also.He had a "Grief Group" at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth,which my Mother attended upon my Fathers sudden passing.Our family Loved Bill,as well as did our Congregation.His warmth and wisdom will be missed but not forgotten .

donald lans of East Falmouth,ma.02536 wrote:

Bill was an Interim at Waquoit Congregational Church,also.He had a "Grief Group" at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth,which my Mother attended upon my Fathers sudden passing.Our family Loved Bill,as well as did our Congregation.His warmth and wisdom will be missed but not forgotten .

donald lans of East Falmouth,ma.02536 wrote:

Bill was an Interim at Waquoit Congregational Church,also.He had a "Grief Group" at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth,which my Mother attended upon my Fathers sudden passing.Our family Loved Bill,as well as did our Congregation.His warmth and wisdom will be missed but not forgotten Donald Lans,A Deacon of the Waquoit Congregational Church. .

Roy Lane of Sterling, MA wrote:

Laurie and I join the Tucker family in their sorrow for the loss of Reverend Bill Tucker and in celebration of his long and good life. He married us at the First Congregational Church in Holden 36 years ago, with both Robin and Beth singing at the service. When Laurie was sorting through her mother’s boxes recently, she found our marriage certificate he had beautifully written out and that had been missing all these years. Over the course of his ministry, he has touched so many lives and there are many people who hold fond memories of him.

Bill Geertz of Sandwich,MA wrote:

I was sorry to learn of Bill’s death. He was the most influential colleague in my formation as a pastor. I will always be grateful for his support and mentorship. My love and prayers go to Robin,Beth,David and Mark and your families. Also to Linda and Tom. May the love of Christ which Bill lived be with all of you. Love, Bill

Ann (Schwarz) and Rick Royce of Dennis, MA wrote:

To Robin & Beth and families... We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We remember both of your parents being so warm and loving when we met them at Craigville. We would be interested in knowing when the memorial service is. We think of you often. If you're ever on the Cape, please look us up. Love, Ann and Rick

Kirk N. Joslin of Holliston wrote:

When Rev. Bill Tucker came to our church in Holliston he found a deeply divided congregation. His strong pastoral skills, personal warmth, good humor and genuine faith helped heal the rifts and created a much stronger Church family. His ministry touched all — from elderly shut-ins to those much younger like my six-year-old son. In the community, he worked diligently - though not as successfully as he’d hoped — to expand ecumenical undertakings among local churches and synagogues. His commitment to peace and to social and racial justice brought real world meaning to our faith community. On a personal level, he gave me a connection to faith that I’d never had before – or since. He was my pastor and he was my friend. We worked together on church projects and governance. He helped me think through the big questions I had. We enjoyed sharing books, political discussions and going to Red Sox games. (Bill, unfortunately, was a Cleveland Indians’ fan.) I was honored to emcee his retirement dinner/roast which was widely attended by church members and the community. Our experience as a church with Reverend Tucker was not unique, nor was my personal experience with Bill. He made a difference for many churches and people he met along the way. He was an outstanding example of a life well-lived in service to others and to God. Sheila and I send our condolences to Bill’s family. Kirk Joslin

Rev. Stephen Gray of Brunswick, ME wrote:

My condolences to the Tucker family at Bill's passing. Bill was my family's pastor in Holden when I was ordained and then, when I was on the staff of the Mass Conference, UCC, we were members of Holliston Congo UCC, where Bill was also pastor! We lost sight of Bill and Ann in 2013 and were unsuccessful in getting a forwarding address. I did not know Ann died in 2014. The Tuckers were great folk and I shared a common theology with Bill. He was a very able pastor and leader and I am so grateful that I was his colleague. Rev. Stephen Gray Retired Conference Minister Brunswick, Maine