Joan Eskesen Tucker, lover of the outdoors, teacher, grandmother

Joan Eskesen Tucker, age 72, of Wheelock Road in Sutton, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family following a long resistance to cancer.

Joan was the youngest of three children and only daughter to the late Ralph and Louise (Gilman) Eskesen.  She was raised and educated in New York, graduating from St. Mary’s School and went on to study education at Goddard College in Vermont, completing her degree in 1973.  It was at Goddard that she met David Tucker and they were married on January 27,1974. In 1992 she received her Master of Arts in Education degree from Norwich University.

Joan spent her career as a teacher and early childhood educator, including many years as a Reading Recovery teacher at the Coventry School in Vermont.

Joan was a loving mother, amazing wife and a joyful grandmother.  She was an extraordinary cook and wonderful friend with a quick wit and a great sense of humor.  She loved the sun and enjoyed kayaking, snorkeling and reading. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener, and a whiz at preserving fruits, vegetables, and berries.



Family Information

Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, David, of Sutton, their 2 daughters: Meghan Tucker-Cohn and husband, Joey, of Durham, CT, Brynna (Kate) Tucker of Brooklyn, NY, 2 brothers: Bruce Eskesen and wife, Karen, of Hackettstown, NJ, Ralph Eskesen of Jersey City, NJ, and 2 grandchildren: Emma and Edward Tucker -Cohn.

Submitted by:

David Tucker
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